From the narrow and congested lanes of “Delhi-6” to the industrial belt of Wazirpur, most young voters, who thronged the polling stations in the 10 Assembly constituents of Chandni Chowk, said it was because of an innate motivation that they came out to vote.
A majority of those under the age of 25, some of them first time voters, said it was not because of their parents or friends that they enrolled in the voters’ list but a sense of not letting go an opportunity to make their opinion count which pushed them out of their houses.
While according to most, issues such as women safety, corruption and inflation were important to them, a few said local issues were important.
Kirtika, a 20-something voter in the Shalimar Bagh Assembly constituency, was quick to point out the problems in the polling station of North Delhi Nigam Pratibha Vidyalaya . “Look at the poorly maintained playground of this school, which is managed by the BJP-ruled corporation. I don’t understand on what basis would the party seek vote if this is the situation?” she asked .
Young voters such as Nazneen and Preeti of Ballimaran and Matia Mahal said cleanliness was what they have been longing for and whoever gets the mandate should work to ensure a clean environment.