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Gurgaon to witness woman power this election with Usha Rani Verma
Usha Rani Verma, Kusheshwar Bhagat and Abdul Latif are among the 22 candidates contesting for the Gurgaon Lok Sabha seat this election. Verma is a housewife, Bhagat a Pav Bhaji vendor and Latif a tyre mechanic respectively.

Verma, a 36-year-old resident of Rajiv Nagar, is a post-graduate housewife and the only woman candidate. This April 10th, Gurgaon will witness a revolution when a lone women candidate will be contesting againgst the eminent names such as Rao Inderjeet Singh of BJP, Yogendra Yadav from AAP, Zakir Hussain of INLD and Rao Dharampal Singh of Congress.

Rani Verma from being a wife,daughter and a very responsible neighbour, she's here, in Gurgaon, to be the next women power. Gurgaon being the Millenium city, lacked concern for women safety which, if Usha Rani transpires to power, can be looked upon. With courage, confidence and the will power, she dreams to make it big, not only for herself, but also for thw women in the city.

This time the general election, which will be held in nine phases is the longest election in the country's history. It would be held from 7 April to 12 May 2014 to constitute the 16th Lok Sabha in India. Voting will take place in all 543 parliamentary constituencies of India to elect Members of Parliament in the Lok Sabha.

According to the Election Commission of India, the electoral strength in 2014 is 81.45 crores (814.5 million), the largest in the world. There is an increase of 10 crores (100 million) newly eligible voters. This also will be the longest and the costliest general election in the history of the country with the Election Commission of India estimating that the election will cost the exchequer Rs 3,500 crores, excluding the expenses incurred for security and individual political parties.

By constitutional requirement, elections to the Lok Sabha must be held at the most every five years or whenever parliament is dissolved by the President. The previous election, to the 15th Lok Sabha, was conducted in April - May 2009, and its term will naturally expire on 31 May 2014. The election will be organised by the Election Commission of India (ECI) and are normally held in multiple phases, to better handle the large electoral base and security concerns.

Gurgaon Lok Sabha constituency is one of the 10 Lok Sabha (Parliamentary) constituencies in Haryana state in northern India. This constituency was in existence from 1952-77. It came into existence again in 2008 as a part of the implementation of the recommendations of the Delimitation Commission of India constituted in 2002. This constituency was created by merging five assembly segments of erstwhile Mahendragarh constituency with four assembly segments of erstwhile Faridabad constituency.



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