What do Mumbai’s women want? Catch the conversations in local trains’ ladies compartment

All six Lok Sabha seats in Mumbai vote on May 20.

WrittenBy:Tanishka Sodhi

Be it the BJP, the Congress, or either of the Shiv Senas, all political parties have heavily focused on women this election season. But what lies beyond manifesto promises and speeches?

Maharashtra has 44 million women voters and in Mumbai, the ladies compartment of local trains form a crucial mode for their mobility. Women across demographics travel in them everyday, braving crowds, stampedes and floods. 

Newslaundry spent a day in the ladies compartment, speaking to women about their major concerns, the qualities they would like to see in political leaders, what aspects of the city needs improvement, and which political leader they resonate with. 

From rising prices to the state of roads in Mumbai and increasing communal politics, women discussed their woes and hopes, days before polling on May 20.


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