Women­power in Bi­har

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A re­mark­able fea­ture of the just-con­cluded Bi­har As­sem­bly elec­tion was that women vot­ers out­num­bered men in all phases. Ex­pla­na­tions vary from Ni­tish Ku­mar's women-friendly poli­cies to the fact that most men in the Bi­har coun­try­side have mi­grated to other states, leav­ing women be­hind to vote in­de­pen­dently.

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