MANGALDAI, April 7 - With the date for Parliamentary elections slowly drawing closer, political analysts have got busy in reaching the minds of different segments of voters in Mangaldoi election district under 8 Mangaldoi Parliamentary Constituency.
The election will be of much significance from the aspect of the role of young voters of the constituency as these voters below thirty years of age form a major part the total voters. These young voters also include enthusiastic fresh voters who have just crossed 18 years of age and are going to exercise their democratic right for the first time in their life. A section of the politically enlightened fresh voters presently studying in Mangaldai College shared their personal views with this correspondent regarding their choice for a competent new parliamentarian as their political representative.
Daisy Chaliha wants to vote for that candidate who is well educated and has good command over languages like English or Hindi so that he or she can properly raise the issues of the State. �Our representatives fail to play a proactive role since they don�t have the requisite command over English or Hindi,� she maintained. Paragjyoti Kashyap will opt for a parliamentarian who stops duping common voters with hollow, false promises before election but rather include just a few projects like the inclusion of Darrang district in the railway map of the country.
On the other hand Jayprakash Kalita, Protiksha Devi, Kakoli Baruah, Kapil Saikia, Rizuwana Sultana want their new representatives in the Parliament to be free of any corruption and criminal charges and having a good social image. Like their fellow college mates, Manash Protim Sarma, Rizuwana Sultana, Bikash Jyoti Deka, Sanowar Hussain and Diganta Deka all believe that the sensitive issues like CAB and alleged mass anomalies in the recent appointment for a large number of posts in the State P&RD Department would affect the minds of young voters of the district. The recent official data of electors in the Mangaldoi election district has recorded fresh voters in between 18 & 19 years of age as 38,031, out of which 22,300 are male and 15,731 are female. This forms the 3.62 %of total voters count of the district. Earlier, during the last Lok Sabha polls, the figure was 21,064. Besides these fresh voters, the district has 2,17,811 number of voters who are in between the age group of 20 and 29 years. This constitutes 20.75 % share of the total 7,85,980 voters of the election district.