India’s Gandhi bastion votes amid Modi wave

Rae Bareli, Uttar Pradesh – Arjun Gautum, a mechanic, anticipated that it was going to be a scorching day and so he cast his vote early in Rae Bareli – a constituency in India’s northern Uttar Pradesh state, which went to the polls as temperature hit 42 degrees Celsius.

Rae Bareli is a Gandhi family bastion, and Gautam, 22, dutifully voted for Sonia Gandhi, leader of the ruling Congress Party. The constituency witnessed a low turnout of 48 percent when the voting closed.

“I want her to win in Rae Bareli but Modi should be the prime minister,” he told Al Jazeera. “The country needs a man of action right now.”… read it at Al Jazeera.

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