Will India’s GenZ chart a new political path?4 min read 17 Aug 2020, 12:58 PM IST
The growing reach of digital and social media, and rising assertiveness among the youth is changing the way a new generation approaches politics and political issues
For long, India’s political parties and their leaders searched for the elusive youth vote without success. Young Indians were less likely to turnout at the polling booths, and they were no more likely to favour one political formation over the other. Political analysts thus concluded that age is not a dividing line in Indian politics. More than age, caste, class, region and religion shape how young Indians engage in the electoral arena, the conventional wisdom held. This changed with the arrival of Narendra Modi on the political centre stage.
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