Daily Dispatch: How Are Rajasthan, Bengal & Maharashtra Voting?
With one day to go for Phase 4 polling, here’s a look at the issues which matter through The Quint’s chaupals.
As part of The Quint's election juggernaut, our reporters have been holding chaupals all over the country. With one day to go for Phase 4 polling, today's episode of Daily Dispatch looks at the issues brought up by people in chaupals. After all, the most important voice in 2019 Lok Sabha elections are the people of India. Watch!
1. ‘Can Amit Shah Show His Birth Certificate?’: Ranaghat On NRC
One of the cornerstones of BJP's poll campaigns in West Bengal has been the promise to implement the NRC in the state, like it has in Assam. The Quint's election chaupal travelled to the Ranaghat constituency in the Nadia district of Bengal – a border district with Bangladesh – to ask the residents what they think about the NRC and Shah's explosive statement. Read for more here.
2. No Clean Toilets, Water, Redevelopment: Dharavi Awaits ‘Achhe Din’
India’s largest slum, home to lakhs of people and a hub for small businesses – Dharavi, in Mumbai is all this and so much more. As the residents of Dharavi get ready to cast their votes on 29 April, redevelopment seems to be the key factor on their minds. Watch the full chaupal here.
3. Rajasthan’s Tour Guides to Vote for ‘Safety’ Over Industry Needs?
While the 2019 elections are in full swing, the 25 Lok Sabha seats of Rajasthan are going to polls on 29 April and 6 May. In Jodhpur, it is a battle of prestige, between the Bharatiya Janata Party’s Gajendra Singh Shekhawat and Congress’ Vaibhav Gehlot. Watch the full video here.
4. Can Kanhaiya Kumar’s 2019 Poll Contest Revive CPI in Begusarai?
Begusarai is known for being a left bastion, but over the years, the popularity of CPI in the constituency has declined. With Kanhaiya Kumar fighting an election in Begusarai in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, will the left see a revival here? The Quint finds out in a chaupal with CPI student leaders and activists. Watch the full story here.
5. ‘No Work Has Been Done’: South Central Mumbai on LS Polls
The Quint went to South Central Mumbai, a Shiv Sena stronghold, to find out what voters think this election season. Ramakrishna, a consultant, says, "Leaders should talk about development plans. I am not happy at all. I am contemplating whether I should vote or not. No party is worth voting for." Watch the full video here.
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