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I would vote for the squeaky clean

Caste-based reservation system in education and job should be dealt with immediately, because the youth is getting frustrated and deserving people are not getting jobs, says the 21-year-old young voter.

india Updated: Sep 26, 2013 16:42 IST
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Name: Ankit Tiwari
Age: 21 years
Student of Bachelor of Engineering (computer science), third year
Wants to pursue M Tech and appear for Civil Services examination of UPSC

When you cast your vote will you go by the party or the personality?
Personality of course! I would look for a candidate who does not get influenced by bribes for work/projects. Simply, I would look for a non-corrupt candidate to vote for.

What is the first issue you want addressed?
The caste-based reservation system in education and job should be dealt with immediately. Youth are becoming frustrated as they fail to get admission in the good colleges they should have, even if they are meritorious. Also the deserving young people are failing to get the jobs.

What bothers you most about the state/country?
Rampant poverty bothers me the most. Poor people are getting poorer day by day while select few are getting rich beyond imagination. Also petrol prices hike almost every week is a big cause of worry.

Is this the first time you will be voting?
Yes. This would be my first opportunity and I’m excited about it.

Are you satisfied with our politicians?
Not with all of them. But I think because of certain politicians, people in our state are doing better than they did in the previous government's (Congress) regime.

Do you think politics/elections can improve the life of the common man?
Yes they can. In fact they should. It could happen if everyone, mainly politicians, work sincerely. But with corruption all around, common man’s welfare has become the last priority.