Women vote to see drug-free Ludhiana

  • Anshu Seth, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: May 01, 2014 13:24 IST

For the women and girls who lost their sons, husbands and brothers to drugs, it was the time to vote out corrupt politicians, who facilitated the supply of banned narcotic substances at their doorsteps.

Thereby, becoming the cause of untimely deaths of male members of their families delivery of Dominos Pizza can be late against the promise of 30 minutes, but supply of smack/ heroin at the doorstep is made before 25 minutes,” Rajveer rued.

Various other villages, including Chaunta, Phullanwal, Dugri, Manakwal, Daad and Chubki, also have dozens of female voters, who have gone against the heads of their families to vote against the conventional parties that their husbands and fathers were supporting.

Majority of the females in rural areas used to cast their vote as per the will of their husbands or fathers, but this election was different for them as they decided to save their sons from the curse of drugs.

Sharing her agony, a mother, who eagerly waited for thedawn to reach the polling booth in Daad village at 6.45am, stated that having lost her son six months ago to drugs she was in a state of shock.

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