2019 is EC’s Year of Accessible Elections but what we want is a disabled MP in Parliament


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One of the big claims of the Election Commission in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls was making voting booths disability-friendly with ramps and accessibility apps. But we need to go beyond just accessible voting. People with disabilities also want a voice in India’s Parliament.
There’s now a strong consensus emerging in India’s disability community that regardless of who wins and forms the next government, President Ram Nath Kovind must make one of his 12 Rajya Sabha nominees a person with disability. It is not going to be an easy battle.

Source : https://theprint.in/opinion/2019-is-ecs-year-of-accessible-elections-but-what-we-want-is-a-disabled-mp-in-parliament/236519/

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