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Swati Bhattacharjee Bite

"Political parties are strongholds of patriarchy that often fail to nominate women and uplift their voices. This leads to a lack of female representation in Parliament and State Assemblies. In these high-profile roles, women are expected to be more educated and politically aware. This might make it difficult for the patriarchal system to control them, but it's uncertain. The uncertainty is partly due to the high financial cost of political campaigns, a trend seen in not just India but also countries like the U.S. The question remains whether women, who traditionally have fewer individual resources and have less control over public resources, can independently raise sufficient funds to run successful campaigns. Despite these challenges, it is crucial for the entire country to understand the importance of women's presence in the Parliament."

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