WATCH: "Youth like BJP, but I'll vote for Cong" says first-time voter Niyarkana

Elections are not just about politicians. They are about people and issues. And what really drives their vote.

Catch is, therefore, starting a 'Meet the Voter' series to capture what different impact groups in the poll-bound states are feeling. This is true insight into the upcoming assembly elections: up-close and hyper-personal.


India is lucky that with every election, more and more first-time voters get involved in the democratic process. Not only do they bring a fresh perspective, they also make new demands of the politicians, and keep the wheels of democracy turning over smoothly.

WATCH - The Modi wave has spread to Assam too: Majuli's Uttam Saikia

Niyarkana Kashyap will vote for the first time on 4 April, in Assam's Jorhat Assembly constituency. And even though she would like to support the BJP, she'll vote for the Congress's two-time sitting MLA Rana Goswami over three-time former MLA Hitendra Nath Goswami of the BJP (previously of the Asom Gana Parishad).

Watch Niyarkana list out why she's picking the Congress, and why the youth are gravitating towards the BJP.

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Kunal Majumder

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