The BJP Parliamentary Board’s decision to not give tickets to those over 60 years of age in the upcoming civic body polls will heavily impact women corporators in Ahmedabad the most. The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has 14 women corporators who are 60 years and more. Nine male corporators have crossed 60 years of age.
Sources in the know said the problem for women corporators is that though they have joined young as party workers most got tickets only after they crossed 50 years of age and before they could hold any position of importance they have now been barred from contesting civic body polls for crossing 60 years.
The BJP recently announced that it will not give tickets to those who have crossed 60 years of age, those who are relatives of BJP leaders, and those who have had three terms.
3 rules will affect over 30 corporators in civic body polls
The three new rules introduced by the BJP will in all affect 39 corporators of the BJP in the AMC. Of this 23 will not make the cut due to the age bar. Of the total 23 corporators impacted due to age, 14 are women corporators.
BJP’s AMC women corporators impacted by age rule
2. Kalpana Vaidya
3. Chanchal Parmar
4. Kashmira Shah
5. Krishna Thakkar
6. Kashi Parmar
7. Hema Acharya
8. Kapil Dhabi
9. Jayshree Jagariya
10. Aruna Pandya
11. Kala Yadav
12. Kalavati Kulburgi
14. Tara Patel
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