PANCHKULA: First-time voters in Panchkula and Kalka constituency have demanded a proper city bus service and a boost to educational institutions.
Ankur Gupta (19), a resident of Sector 6, said, "There are no renowned educational institutes here, which is forcing youngsters to move to the other cities." Nitika Yadav, an MBBS student and resident of Amravati Enclave, said "There is no medical college in Panchkula. I had to take admission out of my city. The city has so much but no educational institutions."
While the voting percentage also picked up in Kalka constituency, there was a lot of enthusiasm among the first-time voters who want to end the reservation system, want more employment opportunities and welfare schemes for the poor.
Kajal Sharma, 21, a student of M Com, who exercised her vote for the first time in Pinjore block, on Monday, said her only demand was to end the reservation system in education and jobs. "It hurts when your admission in an institute or job in any government department is denied by the authorities only because of the existing reservation system. The new government should give equal opportunities to all," said Kajal Sharma.