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BJP on a high, pulls in support from the young brigade

india Updated: Aug 15, 2014 04:02 IST
Danish Raza
Danish Raza
Hindustan Times
youth survey

The Bharatiya Janta Party's march to power at the Centre was aided, in large measure, by the fact that it managed to strike a chord with India's young electorate. Sixty-six percent of the sample size voted for the party and its allies, while only 16% opted for the Congress.

Ahmedabad, not surprisingly, turned the biggest score for the party with 91% youngsters say it was their party of choice. Chandigarh (84%), Jaipur and Lucknow (both 82%), Ranchi (81%) too turned big numbers.

The Congress, in comparison, fared pretty badly in these cities. Only 7% voted for them in Ahmedabad, and Chandigarh, Jaipur, Lucknow and Ranchi returned equally dismal figures for the party with 4%, 13%, 6% and 6% respectively.

Forty-six per cent of those who did not vote for the party said they didn't find BJP secular and another 26% thought the Gujarat model wasn't good for India.

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