Since the time when Annie Mascarene was elected first woman independent candidate from the Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha constituency in the 1951 Indian general election, to the year 2019, when 17th Lok Sabha (2019-2024) were arranged and women has showcased their caliber and capabilities very strongly. That is the reason the newly elected 17th Lok Sabha has the highest number of women MPs elected in the 2019 polls.
Women’s representation has steadily increased in the Lok Sabha. In the first-ever election, only 5% of the House consisted of women. Now, that has increased to 14%.
A total of 34 women MPs in Parliament are from the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which had fielded 53 women candidates. In comparison, All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) had fielded 41 percent of women candidates while Biju Janata Dal (BJD) had fielded 33 percent.
According to report 617 women have been legislators since 1962. Of the 543 constituencies, about half (48.4%) have never voted a woman MP since 1962. As many as 280 constituencies have voted at least one woman MP. This is still a low number given that it is not near proportional representation. The U.S. has 32% lawmakers, while neighboring Bangladesh has 21%.
Here is the list of women members in Loksabha 2019. The women who are representating in the Lower House.
New Loksabha has many faces from film industry that includes, models and actresses, like Smriti Irani, Mimi Chakraborty, Hema Malini, Nusrat Jahan, and Kirron Kher. This list has included with many veteran experienced politicians like Sonia Gandhi, Maneka Gandhi, Harsimrat Kaur Badal Meenakshi Lekhi.
Women MPs list in Uttar Pradesh
Anupriya Patel, Mirzapur – Apna Dal
Anupriya Singh Patel is former Minister of State in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. She was elected to the Lok Sabha, the lower house of the Parliament of India from the constituency of Mirzapur in the 2014 Indian general election. She defeated Samajwadi Party (SP) candidate Ramcharitra Nishad by a margin of 2,32,008 votes.
Sonia Gandhi, Rae Bareli – INC
Sonia Gandhi is a former president of the Indian National Congress, won from constituency – Rae Bareli (Uttar Pradesh). Re-elected to 17th Lok Sabha (5th term), defeating her nearest rival, BJP candidate Dinesh Pratap Singh, by a margin of 1,67,178 votes.
Sanghmitra Maurya, Badaun – BJP
She is daughter of Cabinet minister Swami Prasad Maurya. She was elected to the Lok Sabha, lower house of the Parliament of India from Badaun, Uttar Pradesh in the 2019 Indian general election as a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party, defeating senior Samajwadi Party leader Dharmendra Yadav.
Keshari Patel, Phulpur – BJP
She was elected to the Lok Sabha, lower house of the Parliament of India from Phulpur, Uttar Pradesh in the 2019 Indian general election as a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party.
Smriti Irani, Amethi – BJP
Smriti Zubin Irani former model, television actress, and producer. Irani is a Minister in the Union Cabinet of India. Smiriti Irani managed to defeat Congress chief Rahul Gandhi by 55,120 votes and won Amethi seat.
Hema Malini, Mathura – BJP
Popular actress and sitting MP and BJP candidate Hema Malini retained her Mathura seat. Hema Malini won the Mathura Lok Sabha seat by defeating RLD candidate Kunwar Narendra Singh with a margin of 2,93,471 votes.
Maneka Gandhi, Sultanpur – BJP
Union minister and BJP leader Maneka Gandhi has won from the Sultanpur Lok Sabha constituency by a margin of 12,000 votes. She is a member of Lok Sabha, lower house of the Indian parliament. She belongs to Bharatiya Janata Party. She is also an animal rights activist, environmentalist, and widow of the indian politician Sanjay Gandhi.
Rita Bahuguna Joshi, Prayagraj – BJP
Rita Bahuguna Joshi, minister of women’s welfare, family welfare, mother and child welfare, tourism in the Uttar Pradesh government, won the Lok Sabha elections from Allahabad, defeating her nearest rival, Samajwadi Party’s Rajendra Singh Patel by 1,84,275 votes.
Niranjan Jyoti, Fatehpur – BJP
Former minister of state for food processing industries, Niranjan Jyoti was able to retain her Fatehpur seat facing the combined might of BSP-SP-RLD combination, is among the few party leaders from Uttar Party who have been retained in the council of ministers. She defeated the ‘mahagathbandhan’ (grand alliance) candidate Sukhdev Prasad Verma by a margin of over 5.66 lakh votes.
Rekha Verma, Dhaurahra – BJP
She contested Indian general elections from Dhaurahra Seat as BJP candidate. She got 360357 votes and defeated Daud of Bahujan Samaj Party who got 234682 votes.
Sangeeta Azad, Lalganj – BSP
She was elected to the Lok Sabha, lower house of the Parliament of India from Lalganj, District in Azamgarh Uttar Pradesh in the 2019 Indian general election as a member of the Bahujan Samaj Party. BSP’s Sangeeta Azad defeats sitting BJP MP Neelam Sonker by 1,61,597 votes.
Women MPs List in West Bengal
Mimi Chakraborty, Jadavpur – AITC
Mimi, who replaced Sugata Bose here, fetched handsome leads in all the seven assembly segments and won 6.9 lakh votes,defeating BJP’s Anupam Hazra. Mimi Chakraborty is an Indian actress and politician. She is known for her work in Bengali cinema and television.
Aparupa Poddar, Arambag – AITC
Aparupa Poddar of Trinamool Congress has won with a margin of 1,142 votes against Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Tapan Roy.
Locket Chatterjee, Hooghly – AITC
Locket Chatterjee of BJP Won this seat by defeating the CPM candidate by a margin of 1,89,084 votes. Locket Chatterjee is a Bengali actress, Indian politician and Member of Parliament for Hooghly, West Bengal, India. She is also a classical dancer.
Pratima Mondal, Joynagar – AITC
In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Pratima Mondal of TMC won in this seat by defeating the RSP, candidate Subhash Naskar and BJP candidate Ashok Kandary. She got total of 7,61,202 votes.
Sajda Ahmed, Uluberia – AITC
Sajda Sultan Ahmed is an Indian politician and a social worker. She was elected to Lok Sabha in a by poll from Uluberia parliamentary constituency of West Bengal by margin of over 4.74 lakh votes and become member of 17th Lok Sabha. She defeated Joy Banerjee from BJP by 2,15,359 votes.
Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar, Barasat – AITC
Sitting Member of Parliament Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar of the Trinamool Congress (TMC) lead against BJP’s Mrinal Kanti Debnath with over 24, 000 votes.
Mala Roy, Kolkata Dakshin – AITC
Mala Roy is an Indian politician who has been a Member of Lok Sabha for Kolkata Dakshin since 2019. She was elected to the Lok Sabha after defeating Chandra Kumar Bose of the Bharatiya Janata Party, her nearest rival by a margin of approximately 260,000 votes. She was polled 452,781 votes compared to Bose’s 292,490.
Mahua Moitra, Krishnanagar – AITC
Moitra worked as an investment banker for JPMorgan Chase in New York City and London. She contested and won the seat in the 2019 Indian general election as an All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) party candidate. She defeated BJP candidate Kalyan Chaubey by over 63,000 votes
Deboshree Chowdhury, Raiganj – BJP
In the 2019 Indian general election, Chaudhuri won from the Raiganj Lok Sabha constituency with 511652 votes. Chaudhuri became Minister of State for Women and Child Development.
Nusrat Jahan Ruhi, Basirhat – AITC
Nusrat Jahan Ruhi is an Indian film actress who predominantly works in Bengali cinema. She joined active politics in 2019 and contested from Basirhat as a Trinamool Congress candidate. She emerged as the winner by a margin of 3.5 lakh votes against BJP candidate Sayantan Basu.
Satabdi Roy (Bannerjee), Birbhum – AITC
Satabdi Roy is an Indian film actress who predominantly works in Bengali cinema.Sis an Indian actress, film director and politician. She emerged as the winner with 654077 votes. She defeated BJP candidate Dudh Kumar Mondal.