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

  • Danish Raza, Hindustan Times
  • Updated: Aug 15, 2014 04:02 IST

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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