Ahmedabad Mirror | 1 week ago | 24-11-2022 | 06:00 am
With elections less than two weeks away for the second phase, Ahmedabad Mirror spoke to youngsters who hardly participate in exercising their franchise. It was found that many of the first-time voters and others from different constituencies, were not even aware about the candidates of different parties in their constituencies.They were not even aware of their constituencies. However, there were also few who actually follow politics and elections to keep themselves updated about the happenings in their constituencies to make an informed choice.1. Parth Jani (20)College studentArea: VasnaI got my election card last year. So, I am going to vote. But, I don’t know the candidates of my constituency. I will vote for whom my parents ask me to.2. KashyapChaudhary (21)College studentArea: ChandkhedaI have no idea about the candidates in my constituency. Now that you are asking me, I shall ask my parents about them. Usually, it is a family decision to vote. So, I really didn’t think much about it.3. Rishi Parekh (19)First time voter, college studentI don’t know the candidates and who I am going to vote for.” Moreover, he wasn’t aware about his constituency. But he sounded positive about choosing a party he can trust.4. Yatri Shah (22)Works for an IT companyArea: VasnaThis will be the second time that I will be exercising my vote. First time, I used NOTA as I didn’t see much development in my area and city. This time, I am looking forward to voting but I still don’t know about the candidates in my constituency. So, I will have to research online about them.5. Ashvi Bhatt (24)Works as a wedding choreographerArea: Shyamal, SatelliteSo far, I have voted twice. I vote for the party and not the candidate. However, in my constituency — Vejalpur — Amit Thaker from BJP is contesting which I am aware of.6. AbhishekYadav (21)Preparing forentrance exam for higher studiesArea: GotaI am a first-time voter. Last time, myelection card came a week after the elections. Since I follow news and I am of the opinion that one must know their candidate rather than just believing in the party, I am very well aware that from my constituency — Ghatlodiya — Bhupendra Patel from BJP, Amee Yagnik from Congress and Vijay Patel from AAP are contesting.