(Photo by Indranil MUKHERJEE / AFP)
(Photo by Indranil MUKHERJEE / AFP)

Indore: It was time to vote and no matter where they were, Indoreans showed up at polling booths by taking last minute flights. Some planned their leaves accordingly, while those who had to unexpectedly leave decided to head back in morning flights.

“I work for a Japanese e-commerce company in Bangalore and if I want to question the government on their decisions, I must vote and chose the government,” 29-year-old IT professional Puneet Dhabaria said. He added that it was important to vote, than do anything else. “We get a chance to choose government once in five years, rest all our plans of vacations and working should be managed to cast our vote,” Dhabaria said.

Even if it meant fewer days off for festivals and other occasions, he could not miss the festival that makes India. “I moved to Pune for work and have been staying there with my wife, and despite the work pressure, we both choose to fly to Indore today for voting,” 30-yearold SAP analyst Tabrez Sheikh said.

He added that it was a privilege to vote, adding that “We must understand the value of one vote.” His wife 29-year-old beautician Naziya Sheikh said, “I am proud of being an Indian and want India to grow under good governance, so I must choose the government.”

“I had been to Bangalore for a seminar, which concluded this morning,” CA Tarun Mahajan said. Taking the last minute flight from Bangalore to Indore for voting, he casted his vote at last minute. “If I want to question the government, I must fulfil my responsibility and cast my vote, no excuses allowed,” Mahajan added.

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