First-time voter in J&K believes her vote can make difference

Heemu Jaan, a 21-year-old first-time voter in this assembly segment in south Kashmir's Pulwama district, does not know much about politics, but believes her vote can make a difference in the ongoing assembly elections and can initiate a change for a better future for the state.

Rajpora: Heemu Jaan, a 21-year-old first-time voter in this assembly segment in south Kashmir's Pulwama district, does not know much about politics, but believes her vote can make a difference in the ongoing assembly elections and can initiate a change for a better future for the state.

Like her relatives, neighbours and friends, Heemu came out to vote on this cold December day when the sun was playing hide and seek with clouds and the winter chill made people to stay indoors for most part of the morning.

The college going student, Heemu, with an excitement of a first-time voter, waited at home for hours to go out and vote but it was not until in the afternoon when the long queue at the polling station had lessened and the winter sun had shone brightly and her mother had finished the daily chores as well.

"I am excited to vote and to see for myself how the (electronic) voting machine works. I had, till now, just heard about the machine and how people voted. It feels good to finally experience that today," Heemu told PTI.

She said she does not know much about politics and the parties here, but "believes" her vote can make a difference and could help in the betterment of the state.

"I have no interest in politics and I do not know much about it. But I believe that a single vote can make a change. And if we need to change something, we have initiate a change," she said.

Heemu said the constituency was lagging behind in terms of development and the people needed to elect someone who could help in making their future better.

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