An interesting survey, done by the Punjab College of Technical Education, Baddowal to check awareness among college students, revealed that 76 per cent of students have their voter ID cards.
The survey report says that while 37 per cent students want BJP’s Narendra Modi to be the next PM, only 17 per cent want Rahul Gandhi on the chair. However, the maximum 43 per cent want AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal to be the next PM.
Dr K N S Kang, director general of PCTE, talking to Newsline said, “We wanted to check awareness level among our students ahead of the elections. Since young voters are going to have a huge impact in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, we decided to carry out this survey in which 1,809 students were asked for their responses on various political issues.”
As per the survey report, only 12 per cent students said that they would like to extend their support to independent candidate Simarjit Singh Bains for the lone Ludhiana Lok Sabha seat while only 16 per cent students said they would support the Congress. As many as 45 per cent said they would support AAP and 27 per cent vouched for SAD-BJP alliance.
As many as 34 per cent students said corruption is the major issue for this Lok Sabha poll, while 32 per cent felt that economic development matters the most. Meanwhile, 16 per cent students expressed inflation as the major issue while 18 per cent voted for law and order problems.
Also 38 per cent said that they will vote on the basis of candidate while 33 per cent said their choice will depend upon the party.