As the nation churned in the course of an election that lasted nearly 40 days, bringing forth debates and discussions from all corners of the country, watching from the sidelines were millions of migrants – people who’d left their villages and towns to move to other states in search of work, and in the process, unable to participate in exercising their right to vote. Why are migrants unable to vote – in their destination city or in their hometown? What assistance do they expect in this regard? Here’s an assortment of opinions from Mobile Vaani users who reported on Shram ka Samman on how their migrant status affected their participation in choosing the next government.
In the 2014 General Elections, 7577 male contestants stood for elections and 481 of them got elected. The number of female contestants in comparison to men was astonishingly low at…
- On March 10, 2016
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