Age to Education: Here is everything you want to know about new MLAs

Telangana has seen a drop in educated MLAs in 2023.

By Kaniza Garari  Published on  5 Dec 2023 4:59 AM GMT
Age to Education: Here is everything you want to know about new MLAs

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Hyderabad: Elections have been held in Telangana, Mizoram, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. The average age, women representation, and education qualifications of newly elected MLAs define the structure of the state.

PRS Legislative Research, a not-for-profit organization in Delhi, has compiled these parameters to understand the newly elected Assemblies of 2023.

Telangana has 119-member House, Mizoram has 40, Chhattisgarh 90, Madhya Pradesh 230, and Rajasthan has a 199-member House.

What is the average age of newly elected MLAs in the five states?

The average age of MLA in Mizoram is 40 years and 93 percent of them elected are over 40 years of age.

The average age of MLA in Telangana is 56 years. 60 percent of them are 55 plus.

Likewise average age of MLA in Chhattisgarh is 55 years and 41 per cent are in this age group. There is a notable increase of 16% in terms of age compared to 2018.

The average age of MLA In MP is 55 years and above. 50 percent of the MLAs are above 55 years of age which is the highest compared to 38 percent in 2018, 30 percent in 2013, and 21 percent in 2008.

Similarly, the average age of MLA in Rajasthan is above 55 years of age. In the newly elected Assembly, 46 percent are in this age group which is 2 percent less than 2018.

Women representation

Mizoram has for the first time elected more than one woman. The state was formed in 1972 and for the first time, three women were elected in 2023.

Telangana has seen an improvement in women's representation from 5 percent in 2018 to 8 percent in 2023. This is the third election in the state. Telangana is the youngest state which was formed in 2014.

Chhattisgarh has also seen the proportion of women increase from 14 percent in 2018 to 21 percent in 2023.

Madhya Pradesh has seen a drop of 1 percent in women's representation. There is 12 percent representation by women compared to 13 percent in 2018.

Women's representation never accounted for more than 15 percent in Rajasthan and it continues to follow the trend.


· Telangana has seen a drop in educated MLAs in 2023. 72 MLAs elected in 2023 are graduates. This is 15% lower than the number in 2018.

· Chhattisgarh Assembly has also seen a drop in the education qualification of MLAs. 59 percent of MLAs are graduates, IN 2018, it was 69 percent.

· Madhya Pradesh has seen an increase in education qualification of the MLAs. Seven MLAs hold doctorate degrees. 78 percent of female and 69 percent of male MLAs are graduates.

· 50 percent of the elected representatives in Rajasthan are graduates. It is similar to that of 2018.

These parameters are to understand the electoral process in the state. This data also helps political parties evaluate the performance of their representatives.

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