A record 59 women MPs have been elected to the new Lok Sabha – the highest since independence, and 17 of them are less than 40 years.
A record 59 women were elected to the 15th Lok Sabha, with a majority – 23 – belonging to the Congress party alone.
In this election, 556 women candidates were fielded by various parties.
The Janata Dal-United, Shiromani Akali Dal and Nationalist Congress Party have two women MPs each.
The Telangana Rashtra Samiti, Rashtriya Lok Dal, Shiv Sena, DMK and Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) have one woman MP each, according to the statement.