WATCH: Sonai's Abdul says Cong hasn't done any good; he'll vote for AIUDF

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.


Abdul Karim Mazumdar is angry. He votes in the Sonai constituency in the Barak Valley of Assam, and insists he'll vote for Maulana Badruddin Ajmal's All India United Democratic Front party.

Mazumdar, a local businessman, insists that the Congress's 15-year reign in the state hasn't brought anything positive for the people of the constituency. He alleges that the poor have been cheated out of government aid money, which has gone into the pockets of the rich.

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The primary candidates in Sonai are Congress's sitting MLA Anamul Haque, AIUDF's Karim Uddin Barbhuiya and the Bharatiya Janata Party's Aminul Haque Laskar.

Watch Abdul speak about the wants and needs of the people of his constituency.

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