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Youth have more reasons to vote than others: Atul Wassan

india Updated: Apr 27, 2009 00:22 IST

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I vote in all elections because I believe it is a duty that gives you the right to protest and complain — about bad roads or lack of facilities. You cannot feel sorry about living in India and not vote at the same time. If you don’t vote, you deserve what you get.

Our young workforce is the largest in the world. Most affected by the election outcome, the youth have more reasons to vote than anybody else. It is their future that depends on the policies framed by our leaders. They must exercise their voting right to determine who leads us into the future.

My vote usually goes for the party whose agenda I believe in and the kind of ideology it follows. Sometimes, a conflict arises when I like a particular candidate but he belongs to the other party. Most times, my choice depends on the party’s ideology.

The biggest issue facing our country, I think, is providing opportunities and careers to the growing workforce. We should be able to offer the best possible opportunities and careers so that people can progress in their lives. There are a large number of people who join the workforce every year but not everyone gets the best opportunities.

(Wassan spoke to Sidhartha Roy)