26 October, 2020

It’s Shocking That 21 Million Women Can’t Vote: Prannoy Roy

Prannoy Roy and Dorab Sopariwala speak to Outlook on their book 'The Verdict' and what makes the 2019 polls the biggest and most important.

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It’s Shocking That 21 Million Women Can’t Vote: Prannoy Roy
outlookindia.com
2019-03-08T17:43:22+05:30

The turnout of women voters will likely be more than that of men in the 2019 general election and yet 21 million women will not have their names on the rolls. Opposition unity will be decisive and alliances will make or break every state. These and other such revelations fill The Verdict (Penguin Random House), the forthcoming book by election experts Prannoy Roy and Dorab Sopariwala. The authors spoke to Satish Padmanabhan on what makes the 2019 polls the biggest and most important. Excerpts:

One of the major sections of the book is about women voters. The bad news here is that 21 million women voters are missing from the electoral rolls.

Prannoy Roy: It is absolutely shocking and it is a crisis that needs to be dealt with. Twenty-one million people is like saying all the voters of Jharkhand are not all­owed to vote. They are women above 18, who are Indian, who are resident, and who are just denied their right to vote. Why? Because they are not...

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