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What the next generation of Indians want

April 03, 2014 08:58 IST

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Rediff.com brings for you portraits, shot by Reuters photographers, of registered new voters who will cast their ballots as India, the world's largest democracy goes to the polls.

They spoke to young people to find out what the next generation of Indians want from their elected representatives and how they want the country to move forward.

Already, around 815 million people have registered to vote -- a number exceeding the population of Europe and a world record.

We start off with Urvashi Kapila, 19, a college student.

Urvashi, who will be voting for the first time in the upcoming general elections, said the elections will witness the largest youth participation to date and will herald a new kind of politics which she hopes would be a more transparent government.

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Image: Urvashi Kapila poses for a picture at her college campus in New Delhi
Photographs: Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters

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Inayat Naomi Ramdas (21), who will be voting for the first time in the upcoming general elections, works as a travel writer and according to her the upcoming general elections will be a close fight between India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party and the Aam Aadmi Party.

AAP is going to have a huge impact, although none of the parties have taken up the issues of development seriously until now, Inayat said.

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Image: Inayat Naomi Ramdas, 21, poses for a photograph at a busy traffic intersection in New Delhi.
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Anuj Trivedi (19) wants less corruption and more economic development from the new government after the elections.

He is among more than 100 million registered new voters, who will cast their ballots when the world's biggest democracy holds a general election that will run from April 7 to May 12.

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Image: Anuj Trivedi, a 19-year-old student, poses inside his classroom at an institute in Mumbai
Photographs: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters

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Mohammad Sabir, a 20-year-old salesman, wants less corruption from the new government after the elections.

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Image: Mohammad Sabir, a 20-year-old salesman, poses inside his roadside shop at a market in Mumbai
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Rachel Blaekly, an 18-year-old student, wants stricter laws for women security from the new government after the elections.

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Image: Rachel Blaekly, an 18-year-old student, poses during a football practice session at a playground in Mumbai.
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Riyazuddin (18) wants better living conditions for the poor from the new government after the elections.

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Image: Riyazuddin, an 18-year-old worker, poses next to a cardboard box manufacturing unit at a slum in Mumbai.
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Sameer (20) wants the new government to reduce food prices.

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Image: Sameer, a 20-year-old worker, poses inside a bakery at a slum in Mumbai March 25, 2014.
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Riteesha (18) wants a better higher education system from the new government after the elections.

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Image: Riteesha Tambe, an 18-year-old college student, poses inside her house in Mumbai.
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Shamsher (19) said that he wants more job opportunities for the youth from the new government after the elections.

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Image: Shamsher Singh, a 19-year-old worker, poses inside a mobile traditional ayurvedic medicine shop in Mumbai.
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Nasreen (22), a housewife, wants the new government to control the rising prices of food commodities.

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Image: Nasreen Bano, a 22-year-old housewife, poses with her four-year-old son inside their one-room apartment in a residential building in Mumbai.
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Suresh Shankar Hingole, aged 20, wants more job opportunities for the youth from the new government after the elections.

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Image: Suresh, 20, who runs a mobile temple, poses along a roadside in Mumbai
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Deepak Mane, 19, wants better internal security and stricter anti-terrorism laws from the new government after the elections.

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Image: Deepak Mane, a 19-year-old wrestler, poses inside a traditional Indian wrestling centre called Akhaara in Mumbai.
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