Wednesday, 29 June, 2022
TopicFirst time voters

Topic: first time voters

Wearing goggles for secrecy, conjoined twins Sohna-Mohna cast separate votes in Punjab polls

The twins, who had applied to have their names included as separate persons in the electoral rolls soon after turning 18 last year, were hailed as ‘icons of voters with disabilities’.

Common digital voter list can aid ground officers stuck with drawn maps, duplicate entries

Considerations to use voter information to make Covid-19 vaccine priority lists show the importance of voter list reforms on India’s 10th National Voters’ Day.

35% dip in enrolment of first-time voters — the group that gave BJP clear edge in 2014

EC data shows that 1.5 crore first-time voters (18-19 age group) have enrolled so far in 2019 as against the 2.3 crore in 2014. 

‘We don’t even think of riots’: For many first-time voters in Gujarat, 2002 is irrelevant

Young voters who were perhaps only toddlers when the riots took place say jobs and development are what matter them most.

In Rajkot, first-time voters split between BJP and Congress

While a section of youngsters throws weight behind BJP for its ‘good work’ in education and infrastructure, Patidars prefer Congress.

Talk Point: Modi’s image is intact, even if he has left Gujarat

While interacting with the students of IIT Gandhinagar recently, I observed that most of them still believed in Modi, and Gujarat was a safe place for women, unlike most of the states.

Talk Point: First-time voters have grown up enjoying fruits of Modi’s vikas-centric governance

The youth of Gujarat who are reaching the voting age of 18 for the first time in this election were 15-16 years old when the state voted overwhelmingly to make Modi the Prime Minister. Naturally, at that time, the Modi craze was very high.

Talk Point: 21 per cent first-time voters in Gujarat are ‘extremely dissatisfied’ with state govt

Communal tension is not an issue even for 1% of the first-time voters of Gujarat in 2017 as unemployment and inflation remain top worries.

Talk Point: The engagement of young voters in Gujarat elections is unprecedented

The young voters not only seem to be enormously interested in these elections, they are also likely to vote for the Congress in much bigger numbers than they had ever in the past.

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J.P.Singh, joint secretary (Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran Division), MEA, meets Taliban's interim foreign minister Amir Khan Mottaki | Photo credit: Twitter/@QaharBalkhi

Hard-nosed, practical—why India has revived relations with Kabul, and why Taliban is welcoming

By protecting the Indian embassy in Kabul for the last ten months, the Taliban is sending a message to its neighbours and the rest of the world.
An employee works at Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. facility in Chakan, Maharashtra | Bloomberg file photo

Bigger cars, smaller chips — Why Mahindra is worried about increased wait time

A major focus for Mahindra will be defending its market share in the large-format SUV segment from Tata Motors and Hyundai Motor.


The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.