17th Lok Sabha to witness 78 woman MPs

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  • Seventy-eight seats have been won by women candidates in the 17th Lok Sabha elections, the highest since the first Lok Sabha in 1952.
  • Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal are sending the highest number of women to the house, 11 each.
  • A total of 724 women candidates contested, with Congress fielding the maximum 54 women, followed by BJP at 53.
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