Women MPs in 15th Lok Sabha: J Shanta


Basic Information:

Name: J. Shanta

Constituency: Bellary (Karnataka)

Party: Bharatiya Janata Party

Terms in parliament: First term

Age: 35

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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