The pink taxis launched in Kolkata in February 2019 meant to provide a safe commute option for women. They also promised to open up a new world for the 10 women drivers chosen to drive the fleet. Today, not only are they not making enough money, their days are filled with challenges on the roads and off.
Meet Nandini Mukherjee, 54-year-old veteran politician, computer scientist and professor, contesting the Kolkata South constituency as a candidate of the CPM. A party that governed Bengal for 34 years. A party whose election campaigns used to be a sight to behold. And a party that has almost zero presence in Bengal’s electoral map today. Do they really hope to win the city seat?