DERGAON, March 20 - With the Lok Sabha elections round-the-corner, the first-time voters are eagerly waiting for to exercise their franchise. The new voters of Golaghat district of upper Assam are also in high spirit to exercise their franchise on April 11 in the first phase of the election.
Though they don�t have any special demand, these new voters have some specific objectives. Talking to this correspondent, Sadyasnata Baruah (20), a student of BA 4th Semester with Education Major at HPB College, Golaghat, said that she was happy to cast her vote for the first time. She said that she will vote for the deserving candidate who was capable of enacting proper laws for Indian citizens. She also wanted a corruption-free state with more job opportunities for the youths. Similarly, she also advocated for the protection of indigenous communities of Assam by the new Central government.
Reacting to the specific objective of protection of indigenous identity, Madhumallika Baruah (20), a student of BA 4th semester with Philosophy Major at DKD College, Dergaon, said firmly that the new government must protect the indigenous communities and he would vote for that candidate who would ensure the same.
Arpan Baruah (19), a student of 2nd Semester of Polytechnic in Biochemical at Furkating Polytechnic Institute, Golaghat, underlined the need of job opportunities for the talented youths based on merits. He also said that he will vote for the right candidate who was eligible for the post.
Piyush Baruah (19), a student of BCom 2nd semester, said that he will vote for the honest and dedicated candidate, who is capable of putting efforts for introducing new technology.
Maini Barthakur (20), a student of BA 4th semester with Political Science as Major at DKD College, Dergaon, said that for a corruption-free nation, the elected candidates alone could do nothing. We all must work together for that goal. She also said that a major change in the education system is a must. She also said that she will vote for that candidate who will ensure large-scale job opportunities for unemployed youths.