Voices of Gujarat: ‘Women Have Freedom’, ‘BJP Will Suffer for GST’
A 30-year-old transgender, a shopkeeper, a social worker and more – watch these people from Gujarat talk about what will define their vote this election.
We Want to Contest These Elections: 30-Year-Old Transgender
Based in Surat, 30-year-old Khushboo Kuvar wants to have candidates from the transgender community also fighting the upcoming Gujarat elections.
Like many others, Kuvar would vote for BJP primarily because of Modi, notwithstanding the fact that he is no longer the chief minister of Gujarat.
Determined to Defeat BJP Because of Large-Scale Unemployment: 28-Year-Old Businessman
Raising the issue of large-scale unemployment purportedly prevalent in Gujarat, 28-year-old businessman Harish Patel from Mehsana seems to be a supporter of the Hardik Patel-led Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti.
Asserting that the Patidars have been facing injustice in education and jobs, he urges the government to address the question of the community’s reservation.
I Urge Modi to Help Find my Missing Son: 65-Year-Old Shop Owner
65-year-old shop owner Chandrikaben’s son has been missing for the last two years. A resident of Jamnagar, she appeals to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to help find her son and bring him back.
Chandrikaben praises Modi for having worked for the masses and the poor. Perhaps, this is the reason why she places her faith in the prime minister when it comes to finding her son.
Women Have a Lot of Freedom in Surat Because of Modi: Social Worker
For 69-year-old social worker Bimladevi Sabu, coming to Surat from Uttar Pradesh nearly four decades ago felt like “entering heaven”.
She criticises the Congress and Rahul Gandhi for failing to give any suggestions for improving the implementation of GST.
But in the same breath, she says:
BJP Will Suffer if They Don’t Make Changes to GST: Shopkeeper
A shopkeeper in Surat, 50-year-old Mohammad Ahmed complains that the implementation of GST has reduced his clientele.
The new tax regime seems to be the only thing on Ahmed’s mind ahead of the polls in Gujarat. In a forewarning to the BJP, he says:
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