Hyderabad : 12tv Online News
The Royal Regency Function Hall at asif nagar Namapally Constituencyin Hyderabad was packed on Tuesday as women from across the city made a beeline to meet All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi and pour out their woes.
The meet was women-only and is part of the party’s plans to reach out to more women in the city. Taking to Twitter on Monday, the Hyderabad MP had said, “This election, Majlis is organizing women-only events in each constituency. These events allow me and the party candidate to listen to the problems of women voters and work harder for them. ”
“It is our sincere effort, I promise you, to have at least three such meetings every year. We will talk to them, listen to them and see what can be done. Good ideas can come from such meetings,” he said later on the social media platform.
The meeting at Asif Nagar under Nampally constituency was preceded by similar meetings at Gauhar Gulshan Function Hall, Moghalpura, which comes under the Charminar constituency and other meetings in the constituencies of Karwan, Bahadurpura and Malakpet.
Another reason the AIMIM seems to be holding these special meets is the apparent increase in the number of women voters in Hyderabad.
According to the 2011 census, Hyderabad district had 954 females per 1,000 males, compared to 933 in the 2001 Census. Official data also showed that the participation of female workers went up drastically from 9.9% in the 2001 Census to 19.1% in the 2011 Census. The literacy rate among women in constituencies of old city also hovered around 80% in the 2011 Census.
Statistics show that women are giving stiff competition to men and turning up to vote, especially in the seven constituencies in old city.
As of the electoral rolls published by the Election Commission on October 12, there were 10,09,211 male voters registered under the constituencies of Malakpet, Nampally, Karwan, Charminar, Chandrayangutta, Yakutpura, Rajendarnagar and Bahadurpura. The number of female voters registered under these seven constituencies were 8,13,162.
While in constituencies like Charminar, there were only 92,643 women voters who had registered against the 1,04,794 men, in seats like Chandrayanguta, there are 1,42,737 women registered to vote compared to 1,48,219 men.