Video Editor: Ashutosh Bhardwaj
The Quint's Chaupal reached Bihar's Siwan, where election fever is high. Siwan goes to polls on Sunday, 12 May 2019, in the 6th phase of the Lok Sabha elections.
The Quint spoke to Siwan’s locals, including farmers, school teachers, etc. to get a sense of what people are expecting this election season
2019 and Previous Elections
Many people of Siwan observed that there are differences between the election this year and the once held in the past. Pointing to the issue of EVMs, one local resident said, “Previously, votes would go missing, now they go somewhere else altogether.”
Some also observed that the previous elections had been a lot more peaceful than the one this time. Many also pointed to the fact that this time around, politicians are only using the religious card to get votes.
Some locals also rued that RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav’s absence is being felt in the elections. Others were upset with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar joining hands with the BJP.
Watch the video to know more.
. Read more on News Videos by The Quint.RSS & BJP’s Nehru-Netaji ‘Cosplay’: Irony Dies a Thousand DeathsIPL 2019, Qualifier 2: CSK Win Toss, Elect to Bowl First vs Delhi . Read more on News Videos by The Quint.