Beach Pe Charcha: Mangaluru Talks Polls, Air Strikes & Jobs
As with any other coastal town, the beach forms an integral part of life in Karnataka’s Mangaluru. The Quint headed to Panambur beach, a short distance away from the city, to find out who would get the people’s vote come 18 April.
How important is the local MP nominee? Do they vote for the party or the PM candidate? Have India’s youth found jobs in the last five years? Are they satisfied? Let’s find out.
On the Air Strikes
Dayanand Kotian, a water sports operator, hailing from Bettampaddy, said that Modi’s response to the Pulwama attacks had strengthened his desire to re-elect the present PM.
While others like Imran from Tumakuru, who works as a driver, asked whether the credit for the air strikes should go to the politicians or the soldiers.
Some Were Unhappy With the CM’s Loan Waiver Scheme
Members from a group from Hassan said they believed that the Janata Dal (Secular)’s Kumaraswamy and supremo Deve Gowda had always supported the farmer community, without discriminating on the basis of caste. One from the group said,
A Few Favoured Congress and Youth Power
Imran believed that it was time for a young person to take the reins.
“Now he (Modi) is old. It is time for a young person to come to power, that’s why we have decided to vote for Rahul Gandhi and the Congress this time. Let us see what they do,” he said.