In South Delhi, people voted for development, jobs
New Delhi: "Vote daala kya" a common phrase exchanged on Sunday morning between the voters in South Delhi. Enthusiasm was seen at the slums where voters of different age groups went to the polling stations to cast their vote for a strong democracy.
In an e-rickshaw 85-year-old Rama Devi came to the model polling booth in Ambedkar Nagar area. With the help of volunteers, she was taken inside the booth for casting vote. Seeing her dedication on the voting day many people cheered elderly woman saying "that's the josh". "Just want a good government and jobs for all," said the veteran voter. Another elderly woman, 67-year-old Lalita Gupta, a resident of Dakshinpuri also reached the polling station. "Crime should be curb from the area. I have voted for the safety of my area, " added Gupta.
Pradeep has voted three times in the past. This time his main agenda is employment. For Praful, it was his first experience voting in Lok Sabha. "My main concern is the development of my area. Cleanness in the parks is also important," added Praful.
In the small lane in Deoli a shopkeeper told his neighbour that first go and vote than open your shop. Inside polling booths facilities like waiting area, crutches were provided which comes as a relief for the voters from the scorching heat. The water facility was also available in the polling stations.
In many places, people helped elderly citizens to reach the polling booths with the help of e-rickshaws. A 65-year-old auto driver Ramesh Kumar was going to polling stations after dropping his travellers at their destination. A voter from Madangir area, he said, "Nothing changed in my life no development at all I am just voting to fulfil my right," added Kumar. Education for their children was another major agenda for the voters in this Lok Sabha polls.
The South Delhi Lok Sabha seat, which comprises a mixed population of urban villages and unauthorised colonies. The triangular fight is between BJP's current incumbent Ramesh Bidhuri, Raghav Chadha, the young face of the AAP and boxer Vijender Singh from Congress.
Ramesh Bidhuri and Raghav Chadha cast their votes. The South Delhi parliamentary constituency recorded 57.3 per cent voter turnout.