‘Rising food prices have severely impacted middle class homes’
Every vote makes a difference, feels Richa Sharma, 26, a second-time voter from New Delhi. For her, food prices and the safety of women are the biggest issues facing the country. HT reports.india Updated: Sep 23, 2013 19:58 IST
Name: Richa Sharma
Age: 26 years
Works at a private company
When you cast your vote will you go by the party or the personality?
My vote will be based on the work of the candidate in my area. Political party doesn’t matter.
What is the first issue you want addressed?
The issue that needs to be a priority of any government that comes to power should be women’s safety.
What bothers you the most about the state/country?
The rising prices especially of food commodities have severely impacted the budget of middle class homes. There is no clean water drink and the roads are in a pathetic condition- whether it is urban or rural area.
Is this the first time you will be voting?
No, this is the second time I will be casting my vote. Yes, every vote makes a difference. This will be the second time I will be casting my vote and I am looking forward to the elections.
Are you satisfied with our politicians?
Some of the politicians have tried to make a difference in our country. In Delhi, I was happy with the development Congress party brought in the state but of late, I am not too satisfied with their work. Sheila Dikshit has made some controversial statements on sensitive issues like women's safety. She is simply running away from her responsibilities.
Do you think politics/elections can improve the life of the common man?
Elections can improve the life of the common man- provided all the citizens go out and vote. Most of the times people end up enjoying their holidays instead of going to the polling booth.