Last updated: November 14, 2022, 00:09 IST
The Aam Aadmi party has fielded female candidates in 55 percent of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi’s 250 districts and has also given a ticket to a transgender member, party officials said.
Aside from the 125 seats reserved for women, the AAP has also given tickets to female candidates in 13 general seats, they said.
The MCD polls will take place on December 4. The counting of votes will take place on December 7.
About the female candidates the AAP fielded, the party said in a statement, “These women have emerged as the public’s first choice in the survey conducted by the party’s navvies.” “Better connection with the people of the area and active participation in issues of public interest was a plus for these women who were given general seat tickets,” it said. Of the ticks handed out for the MCD polls, the AAP party has drafted 218 volunteers, who say young faces are also given priority.
Several candidates in the age group of 23 and 24 have been given the chance to run in the elections.
“The party has always placed importance on merit rather than family background. Members from ordinary households have been given an important place in elections.
“There are many candidates whose family’s financial condition is not very good, yet they have been ticketed so that they can move forward, win the election and inspire others,” the AAP statement said.
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