Bangalore: The next elections for India’s new Prime Minister Post will witness a huge number of youth voters. Almost half of around 15 crore Indian youth will enjoy their voting rights for the general elections next year, reports India Today.
Modi has been heavily campaigning for the PM post and is gaining huge popularity, but there are other candidates are also quite popular. About 48 percent of youth believes Congress Vice-president Rahul Gandhi is the deserving candidate for this high-end post.
Several youth voters are supporting the BJP-led coalition National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and nearly 34 per cent respondents would be in its favor. Following this, about 26 percent of youth would like to cast their votes to the ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA).On the other hand, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee emerged as the most popular among non-Congress and non-BJP groups. The Trinamool Congress chief secured 11 percent votes, with Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal following up at 9 percent.
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati is the favourite of 8 percent respondents, whereas Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is liked by 7 percent of India’s youth. Another 6 percent of youngsters said they would support Samajwadi Party President Mulayam Singh Yadav.
The surveyors also asked youth about their views on the Gandhi siblings for the PM post. Rahul Gandhi attained 48 percent votes, whereas only 9 percent backed Priyanka Gandhi. About 20 percent of youngsters said that they would not like to see either of the two run the country’s administration.
Concerning the youth’s voting rights, 90 percent said they would vote while 6.4 percent people gave negative response.