Ink on their fingers

Hope in their eyes

The PowerOf49

Exercise their Rights.

The biggest election in the world, General Elections 2014 are on and people from across the country are celebrating the rights democracy bestows upon them; the right to vote.

Bangalore so far has reported the lowest voter turnout of about 54%. Yet there were a few voters who did step out to vote.

Jaagore asked some of these people what made them vote in Elections 2014.

Akarshitha Nagraj, 24, student

I voted for safety of women commuters, especially at nights. I voted for the educated politicians.

Arshiya Tabassum, 36, software engineer

There is acute water shortage in our area. I have voted so politicians have an answer for this.

Sujita Raj, 39, homemaker

I voted for better roads - so politicians clear up the unfinished roads works that cause immense trouble to commuters daily.

Ammu R, 24, cook

I'm a first time voter.

I voted because I'm sick of garbage strewn across the city haphazardly. I voted so we have a clean city to live in.

Usha, 35, maid

Water from my taps have worms in it. I had complained before, now I voted for clean drinking water.

Prajini, 35, homemaker

I voted for an affordable city. Cost of living is very high here.

Malvika Gupta, 23, software engineer

I'm a first-time voter.

I voted for safety for women in the streets. I also voted for a traffic-free commute in Bangalore.

Anuj Kabadi, 21, content strategist

I voted for empowerment of women through education and employment. I voted for a better country for women.

Naveed Mulki, 28 , media professional

I feel men don't stand up for women enough... there's more harassment than we men acknowledge. I voted this year for safety and empowerment of women.

Suggested articles

5 Things that will make me proud of Indian Politics

When records are clean 30% of Lok Sabha candidates from leading political parties face criminal charg...

I Know What You Did This Election

34% MPs elected from General Elections 2014 have criminal charges against them. Let's look at a breakdown of...

8 Amazing Things About India's Voters

Every year in India, 25th January has been officially recognized as "National Voters' Day!" - a p...