Women MPs in 15th Lok Sabha: Dr. Prabha Kishore Taviad

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Name: Dr. Prabha Kishor Taviad

Constituency: Dahod (Gujarat)

Party: Indian National Congress

Terms in parliament: First term

Age: 54

Contact Information: Jhalod road, opposite Mission Hospital, TA-Dahod, Dirtrict HDahod-389151, Gujarat.

Only woman candidate fielded by a political party in entire central Gujarat, Dr. Taviad was given a ticket to contest, chosen over veteran Congress leader Somjibhai Damor.  A gynecologist by profession, she campaigned door to door, tying scarves on the hands of the voters (like rakhis) which became a trademark of her candidature. One of seven candidates who had fought for a seat in the Dahod constituency, Dr. Taviad’s husband Dr Kishore Taviad is the Dahod district zilla panchayat president, and a seasoned politician.

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