In an initiative to celebrate and bring out more women voters, India’s Election Commission set up pink polling booths. Balloons, roses and rooms with women polling officers set a festive atmosphere in some Delhi booths. Once outnumbered by men, women voters have nearly closed the gap. Some believe they can make better choices. Women can run the House. They know better how to run the country also, so they know who is better for them, they who can run in a better way in a better way for our country. Some voted for the first time.
I thought that I should choose democracy over dictatorship so that drew me out. You know, I should go and vote this time against some ideologies which I don’t believe in, so this was the first time I voted. I’m very happy that I voted. Women’s issues weigh with young voters like this 19-year-old student. Gender inequality, pay wage gaps, also these two things are very important, also women security, women empowerment.
Women are demanding better development from political parties. There should be cleanliness. They should build a hospital. There is no facility in my village. The roads are broken. Sewers are overfloating. Nothing has been done. They are being wooed with promises of more jobs, safety, even free sanitary napkins as they emerge as an electoral constituency.