Women in all the Lok Sabhas
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(Opposition Leader: Sonia Gandhi, INC)
(Speaker of the House: Meira Kumar, INC Opposition Leader: Sushma Swaraj, BJP)
(Indira Gandhi, INC)
Only 311 women have been elected to the Lok Sabha in the history of India. In total, 4529 MPs have been elected in that time.
58.5%, or 182 were elected only once.
About 19%, or 59 were elected twice.
Sumitra Mahajan of BJP from Madhya Pradesh (70 yo)
has been elected to the Lok Sabha seven times; the maximum for a serving woman.
Vijaya Raje Scindia of BJP from Madhya Pradesh (deceased)
had been elected to the Lok Sabha eight times; the maximum for any woman.
Since Independence, 4529 people have served as MPs in the Lok Sabha. Out of these, 311 MPs, a little more than 6.8%, have been women.
The current Lok Sabha has 410 men.
The same Lok Sabha, which is also the 15th, has 63 women MPs. That means ⅕th of the women MPs in Indian history are currently serving.
female Prime Minister served
Leader of the Opposition was a woman
Women member counts of each Lok Sabha and other statistics were compiled from the official Lok Sabha website:
Total member counts of each Lok Sabha were obtained from the Election Commission:
Feel free to look at the calculations used for our data: women-all-lok-sabhas-calculations.xls