GUWAHATI, April 23 - Among the young and first-time voters of Guwahati, unemployment and corruption were two major issues which they kept in mind while exercise their franchise.
�I need nothing but the guarantee of a job after completing my higher education. Hope my MP will work to create job opportunities for young people like us,� Kangkan Deka, a B Com second semester student and resident of Beltola area who cast his vote at Beltola College, said.
However Deka, who is a differently-abled person and came to the polling station with the help of his father, thanked the district administration for making special arrangements for him.
�My concern is the unemployment issue. Hope the new MP of my constituency will work to create adequate job opportunities for us. We also want all-round development of the city,� said Pinki Deka, a student of B Com second semester and a first-time voter who cast her vote at Beltola College.
Another first-time voter Rita Mardi of Basistha Chariali said, �My family is yet to get benefits of any government scheme. Hope the new MP will think about us. Moreover, I think Narendra Modi is the perfect candidate for the Prime Minister�s post.�
�I hope the MP of Guwahati will fight to eliminate corruption from the country. Especially, corruption that takes place in respect of various recruitment examinations, should be put to an end. If that is not done, our State will not see the fruits of development. Again, I want elimination of caste system from society. We need a society where all persons will be equal,� said Shyam Kumar Sridharan a resident of Hedayatpur area of the city, who cast his vote at TC Govt Girls� HS School.
�My family needs a BPL card. Hope our newly-elected MP will look into the matter. Again, I too need job security,� said Punam Sarma, a young voter of Paltanbazar area who cast her vote at Nehru Stadium.
Suraj Giri, a differently-abled young voter and resident of Khanapara area, said, �I am very grateful to the district administration for arranging the basic facilities for differently-abled voters like me. Hope the new MP will also think for our development.�