MCD polls: First-time voters bat for clean Delhi, better amenities

NewsDrum Desk
04 Dec 2022
MCD polls: First-time voters bat for clean Delhi, better amenities

Voters wait in queues to cast their votes for the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections, at a polling station in Jahangir Puri area

New Delhi: First-time voters batted for a spick and span Delhi with better civic amenities as they queued up for the MCD elections on Sunday.

Of the 1.45 crore voters in Delhi, 95,0000 are first-time voters.

Coming out of a polling station set up at ITI Malviya Nagar, 18-year-old Namita said her vote was for cleanliness, better education, better parking facilities and against encroachment.

"I was excited as well as nervous because I had been reading about voting rights and its importance. Today was the first time I cast my vote which was for cleanliness, better education, better parking facilities and against encroachment," she said.

Kanishka Dagar (19) a political science student at Kirori Mal College, said he was inspired by his parents who diligently cast their votes in every election.

"I was waiting to turn 18 so that I could exercise my vote. I want a party that should work through its five-year tenure rather than scrambling to fulfil their promises at the fag end of their term just to gain votes," he said.

Maseera Fatima, a 19-year-old BTech student, said garbage is a huge issue in her Mata Sundari Road locality.

"Of course, there is the excitement of casting vote for the first time. We want that our area to remain clean through the year." Naman Kumar (19) expected the political parties to do more for the youth.

"It's been a while since the government has done anything substantial for youths, especially when it comes to education and employment.

"Unless the youth are satisfied, no political party will be able to have their support. So, they should focus on us because we are the future," Kumar said outside a polling station in South Delhi's Malviya Nagar.

Voting for the MCD polls started at 8 am and will continue till 5.30 pm. The counting of votes is on December 7. The voter turnout at noon was 18 per cent.

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