Youth to play decisive role in Jabalpur

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 08 Oct 2018 10:57:57


 

By Ashish Rajput,

District Election Officer and Collector, Chhavi Bharadwaj (IAS), while talking to ‘The Hitavada’, said that they are leaving no stone unturned to ensure cent percent participation of new and young
voters in the biggest festival of democracy

 

 


 

More than 4.88 lakh new voters and youngsters will decide the fate of candidates of eight Assembly constituencies in Jabalpur in forthcoming Assembly Elections-2018. A big percentage of 27.71 percent new and young voters may overrule the conventional vote bank calculations of political parties.


District Election Officer and Collector, Chhavi Bharadwaj (IAS), while talking to ‘The Hitavada’, said that they are leaving no stone unturned to ensure cent percent participation of new and young voters in the biggest festival of democracy. In order to encourage new and young voters, top ten polling booths with highest percentage of new and young voters will be declared as ‘Yuva Polling Booths’ in the district. Around 100 Yuva Polling Booths will be established in eight constituencies.


Maximum number of new and young voters have been increased in rural constituencies Patan and Bargi. Besides this, 27.85 percent new and young voters in densely populated Jabalpur East constituency will be on the priority of political parties in urban area.


Bargi Assembly constituency has registered maximum number of 6,405 new voters of 18-19 years of age with 2.91 percent of total number of voters, while maximum number of 67,123 young voters or 28.01 percent of total voters are reported in Bargi constituency. It may be noted that under the direction of Election Commission of India (ECI), District Election Office, Jabalpur has started a rigorous voters’ awareness programme under the head of Systematic Voters’ Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP). Jabalpur East constituency has 4,728 new and 59,362 young voters, Jabalpur North has 1,944 new and 43,530 young voters, Jabalpur Cantt has 2,029 new and 41,678 young voters, Jabalpur West has 2,374 new and 51,350 young voters, Panagar constituency has 2,676 new and 64,087 young voters and Sihora constituency has 2,607 new and 57,236 young voters.