Delhi elections: Women voters want manifesto to address more than their safety issues

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Delhi elections: Women voters want manifesto to address more than their safety issues

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While political parties are sweating it out to woo the electorate ahead of the Delhi Assembly polls, women voters in the national capital feel manifestos should offer more to them than limiting their demands to safety issues.

Adult females of different age groups and from varied demographics here feel that political parties assume that they should talk to women voters only about their security and prevention of sexual crimes, though they would prefer to be treated simply as voters irrespective of their gender. "Whenever there are elections, they (parties) start blowing the 'women's security' trumpet. Are we part of the vote bank only for security which they miserably fail to provide? Do we not need water or electric or jobs? All parties have generalised our demands," said 32-year-old Shyna Kalra, an IT professional who is a resident of Sarita Vihar.

Click here to read the full article published by Deccan Herald on 5 February 2020.

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