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To young voters, future matters
- Poll talk on networking sites

The GenX wants jobs and a party that would make the city safer for women, improve education and check rising prices.

As the city gradually gets into election mode, youths can be heard exchanging verbal volleys at various places. From auto-rickshaws and restaurants to the cricket grounds, the young electors are busy discussing the prevailing political scenario in the run-up to the polls.

Young voters in the city between 18 and 28 years would play an important role in the upcoming general election as they form a bulk of the total electorate.

Most of these educated youths seem to have already taken a decision on who they would vote for and what they want from the leaders. The youth does not caste its vote based on caste or community. We want to vote for our aspiration, our future, said Diwakar Roy, a 23-year-old businessman.

I would choose Nota this time as I do not support any particular party or candidate at present, said 24- year-old Riya Upadhyay.

The discussion is also alive on social media. The youngsters are expressing their views on the elections on Facebook and Twitter with hash-tags like #Modi, #Kejriwal and #Varanasi getting more comments than those related to the T20 World Cup.

It is difficult to choose a leader these days as they lack credibility. There have been many incidents of party hopping in the past few weeks, said Dipak Kumar, a 28-year-old marketing professional.