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25 February, 2009

Old party horses look for young blood

The Indian Express
Chandigarh Chandigarh may traditionally be known as a "city of the retired" but this perception seems all set to change.
The electoral rolls of the city prove that there are around one lakh first-time voters this year. Considering that the total number of voters in the city is 4.83 lakh, this populace forms a substantial part.
Further, around 60 percent of the voters fall in the age group of 18 to 40 years while men outnumber women. Also, voters in colonies and villages are more than the urban voter.
... BJP candidate Satya Pal Jain said: "Our's is the only party where the youth have a chance to prosper. In the Congress, only the children of leaders are encouraged to join the ranks. The Yuva Morcha is involving the youth at every polling booth. We have also raised the demand of a Public Service Commission as well as Services Selection Board for the city." ...