How youngistan voted

How youngistan voted

In April, Mint ran a series of profiles of six young first-time voters across India: Liberalization’s Children, youths who had known only the reforming Indian economy of the 1990s and 2000s. After the election, Mint caught up with them to ask them about the voting experience, and about what influenced their choices in the days leading up to the election

AMIT ROKADE, 18

Constituency: Palghar

As told to Samanth Subramanian

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ROHIT CHAHAL, 19

Constituency: East Delhi

As told to K.P. Narayana Kumar

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ZENYA GARCIAS, 19

Constituency: Mumbai North-West

As told to Neelam Verjee

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PUNIT MUKHERJEE, 18

Constituency: Jadavpur

As told to Aveek Datta

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S.SATHYANARAYANAN, 18

Constituency: Chennai South

Unfortunately, I did not manage to vote. It was only recently that I found where the office was where I could apply for my voter’s identification. My ward had changed, so I went to the wrong office first before finding the right one. And after that, because of being at college all day, I couldn’t get to the office to apply for the voter’s card. If I had, though, I think I would have gone with 49-0 (recording a no-vote), simply because I can’t think of a single candidate or party who appeals to me right now.

As told to Samanth Subramanian

N VIDYA, 22

Constituency: South Delhi

As told to Malathi Nayak

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Photographs by Madhu Kapparath / Mint, Ashesh Shah / Mint , Indranil Bhoumik / Mint and Sharp Image

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