Name: J. Shanta
Constituency: Bellary (Karnataka)
Party: Bharatiya Janata Party
Terms in parliament: First term
Contact Information: 2nd Cross, Devinagar, Club Road, Bellary
The lone woman MP from Karnataka, tasted electoral victory in the 15th Lok Sabha elections, deafeating prominent politicians, including Margaret Alva from the Congress, Tejaswini Gowda of Congress, and Radha Sundaresh of the Communist Party of India (CPI). Altogether 29 women candidates contested for the 28 Lok Sabha seats in Karnataka. Shantha, a homemaker-turned-politician, has indicated that long pending railway projects in the region are to be her priority.
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- 2009. J Shanta. http://jshantha.com/. 6/6/09