Voters showing their inked finger marks after casting vote in a polling station during the second and final phase of Assam State Assembly election 2016 in Guwahati
This year, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered his shortest Independence Day speech from the ramparts of the Red Fort, it might have been directed to a generation whose attention span is shorter and lifespan longer than its predecessor. His eye might have been set on those born from 1997 to 2001: In the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, they will be exercising their voting rights for the first time in a parliamentary election.
“January 1, 2018, will not be an ordinary day – those born in this century will start turning 18. For these people, this is a decisive year of their lives. They are going to be the creators of the destiny of our nation in the 21st
First Published: Aug 17 2017 | 2:17 PM IST