Jaipur, Jan 31 (PTI) With the victory of Congress’s Shafia Zubair in the Ramgarh poll on Thursday, the number of women legislators in the Rajasthan Assembly has increased to 24.Also Read - Very Special Talent: RR Head Coach Kumar Sangakkara Lavishes Huge Praise On Pacer Prasidh Krishna After Win vs RCB | IPL 2022 Qualifier 2

In the 200-member House, the Congress has 12 women legislators, the BJP 10, the Rashtriya Loktantrik Party one and one is independent. Also Read - FULL Scorecard of Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2022 Highlights RR vs RCB, Recent Match Report

Women legislators of the BJP include former chief minister Vasundhara Raje and former minister Anita Bhadel. Also Read - Samastipur Shocker: Man Clubbed To Death In Broad Daylight As Dozens Watch

With the victory of Shafia Zubair, there are eight Muslim MLAs and all of them are from the Congress party.

The Congress had fielded 27 female candidates in the assembly elections in December.

Zubair secured 44.77 per cent votes against BJP candidate Sukhwant Singh’s 38.20 per cent, according to officials of the state election department.

Election to Ramgarh seat, which was won by the BJP in 2013-assembly elections, could not be held along with other constituencies due to the death of the BSP candidate ahead of December 7 assembly elections. PTI SDA

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