BENGALURU: After all the awareness campaigns held by the BBMP, there are still some youngsters who are unwilling to spare some time from their weekend to cast their vote.
Express caught up with a few techies who were eager to exercise their franchise, but there were also others who said that voting in the BBMP polls is a waste of time.
Libin, a senior software engineer at Oracle, said he is excited as he would be voting for the first time.
“I could see some sensible and educated contestants in my ward and therefore I am going to vote,” he said.
According to Raghavendra, senior associate engineer with Wipro, it is our responsibility to vote. He urged people to “choose a good candidate”.
“I surfed the Internet and also listened to what people are talking about candidates contesting from my ward. I will make my own analysis and vote,” he said.
Encouraging to Vote
There are some who are also encouraging their friends and families to vote.
Savin Shetty, share point engineer with TCS, said techies can make a difference in the elections. “I am taking my friends to the polling booths,” he said.
Lokesh, who works as a service manager for Eureka Forbes, said participation by youngsters is important in every election. “I have analysed the candidates and will vote. I am going to the polling booth with my family members,” he said.
Praveen Wagh, an engineer from CGI Inc said voting is essential as it is a citizen’s participation in the democratic process.
However, there were some who said they prefer to keep away from polling booths.
Chetan Goudar, software engineer at Accenture, is planning to go on a road trip.
“Voting is just a wastage of time. Why waste our precious right on candidates who come visiting door to door before the elections but do not bother to come after the polls?” he sasked.
Nikhita, a system engineer with Abiba Systems said she is not going to vote either.
“There are no good candidates in the fray from my ward. They are not concerned about education, health, poverty or any other problems faced by the people. If we do not vote, they will not get a good number, which itself is a message,” she said.