K'taka Elections: 1st time voters excited, but not immature

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Karnataka Polls
Bangalore, April 25: They are young and excited to be able to cast their votes for the first time in the forthcoming Karnataka Assembly Elections 2013.

Mostly in the their teens, these young voters are making it a point to think twice before choosing their leaders.

"I am excited to cast my vote in the coming assembly elections. I want to vote to elect the right candidate," said Sushma Kumar, a college-goer from India's IT-hub Bangalore.

If one visits to scores of colleges across Bangalore, students would be seen chatting and discussing about election related issues.

"We are young, but not immature. We need to participate in the country's political affairs. We all need to exercise our right to vote to make our democracy successful," said 21-year-old Uma Ganeshan, a first-time-voter and student of engineering college in Bangalore.

However, not all are enthusiastic about the elections.

"The current situation across the country is depressing. Be it scams, rapes or lack of infrastructural facilities, there is no hope in the country. But, yes, I will vote. My vote will be against corruption," said Karthik, a call-centre employee. 

The Karnataka Assembly Elections 2013 will be held in single phase on May 5, 2013 in all the 224 assembly constituencies in Karnataka, India.The elections for the 14th Karnataka Assembly is likely to be a three-way contest between the ruling BJP, the Congress, and the JD(S).

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