Bangalore: As hundreds of young people graduating in engineering and management in India's IT hub feel the heat of the global financial meltdown, they are united on one issue - vote in the Lok Sabha polls and vote for those with the best economic recovery plan. With fewer job offers and lower compensation this year at the summer campus placements, talk among young Bangaloreans centres on the five-phase polls beginning April 16.
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Only by electing right candidates can the future become secure. That is the view that dominates the discussion over coffee at a popular hangout. Gitika Rathod, 21, (name changed on request) a final year student of electronics engineering at Rashtriya Vidyalaya Engineering College here, has failed to secure a job in campus recruitment.
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Image: Participants of 'Vote for India', a voter awareness campaign by Cartoonist Neeraj Gupta at India Gate in New Delhi.