X Factor: watch why these Dalit students of Bihar are voting Modi
Elections are not just about politicians. They're about people and issues. And what will really drive their vote.
Catch is, therefore, starting a 'People of Bihar' series, which will daily capture what different impact groups across the state are feeling. This is true insight on the Bihar election: up-close and hyper-personal.
They're seeking education in the same land where the Buddha attained enlightenment. But for these Dalit students in Darbhanga, Bihar, the situation continues to be abject.
Residents of the Ambedkar Scheduled Castes Hostel in Darbhanga range from intermediate students right through to PhD candidates. They are assigned to this hostel by colleges under the Lalit Narayan Mithila University, Darbhanga.
The situation is such that while the capacity of the hostel is 350, it presently has about 500 inmates, living in poor conditions, all because they have a dream of getting educated, and consequently, employed.
Most students are quite displeased with the performance of the incumbent CM Nitish Kumar. They want to vote for a change - and Narendra Modi's BJP signifies that change.
Here's what they have to say about the Bihar assembly elections.
(Produced by Andrew Clarance)
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