Nawanshahr district,which used to be a serious offender when it came to the female sex ratio,saw the participation of 1,68,588 women against 1,63,892 men,who voted to elect candidates for the three constituencies falling under it. Besides,in 15 constituencies of the state,including eight reserved,women have polled more votes than men.
After Nawanshahr which included Banga (SC),Balachaur and Nawanshahr constituencies neighbouring Hoshiarpur district has polled more voted by women. Here,while six out of seven constituencies have received votes for 3,55,534 women,the figure for men was 3,36,884.
According to the data procured from Punjab Chief Electoral Officer,while in Nawanshahr,59,373 women voted against 57,443 men,in Banga (SC),57,919 women polled against 55,481 men. In Balachauar,51,296 women polled against 50,968 men.
In all,while more than 83 per cent women have exercised their franchise,only 76 per cent men have voted.
This,in a district,where out of a total of 477 villages,16 villages have a male-female sex ratio of 500-1,000 and 65 villages have a ratio of less than 700-1,000.
But with strict implementation of law against female feticide,the ratio has now improved in 15 constituencies while 11 of these fall in Doaba region,which has four districts of Jalandhar,Hoshiarpur,Kapurthala and Nawanshahr three comes under Majha region and one in Ropar district.
In Hoshiarpur district,six out of total seven constituencies have witnessed more women voters than men. While in Mukerian,63963 women voted against 59,967 men,in Dasuya,63,494 women voted against 58,229 men. In Urmur,60,154 women and 55,535 men voted and in Sham Chaurasi (Reserved),57058 women and 55,109 men exercised their franchise. Moreover,while in Garhshankar,57,736 women voted against 55,983 men and in Chabbewal,53,129 women and 52,361 men voted.
In Jalandhar,while Karatrpur (reserved) saw 55,546 women and 54,242 men voting,and Adampur (reserved) saw 58,068 women and 57,550 men voting. Kapurthalas Bholath constituency got 50,411 women and 45,474 men votes. This is the only constituency where the total number of women voters was higher than men.
In Majha region,three constituencies Sri Hargobindpur (Reserved),Baba Bakala (Reserved) and Dina Nanagr (Reserved) had witnessed more women voting. In Ropar district,Anadpur Sahib also saw 63,911 women voting against 63,362 men.
Overall,while 79.10 per cent women voted in the January 30 polls,the figure for men was 72.97 per cent.