The enrollment of women in the electoral roll was consistent with the gender ratio of the census where female voters constitute more than 48 per cent of the total Indian electorate, the Lok Sabha was informed on Friday. In response to a question about the low enrollment of women in the electoral rolls, Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju said that according to the Election Commission, the total number of voters in India is 95,24,81,459 (95.24 crore). The total number of male voters is 49,16,70,931 (51.84 per cent) and female voters are 47,05,64,630 (48.35 per cent).
According to the projected population, 2022 (based on data from the states), the percentage of male and female population is about 51 and 49, respectively, he said. “It simply came to our notice then. The gender ratio in the voter list has been maintained and their share in the total population is in equal proportion. There is no question of under-enrollment of women in the electoral rolls and, therefore, there is no need to take any corrective action, “Rijiju said.
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