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WATCH: Himanta Biswa Sarma should be Assam CM, says Uber driver Bhairav

Kunal Majumder | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 6:05 IST

Elections are not just about politicians. They are about people and issues. And what really drives their vote.

Catch has, therefore, started a series - 'Meet the Voter' - to capture what different impact groups in the poll-bound states are feeling. This is true insight into the upcoming assembly elections: up-close and hyper-personal.


Voter: Bhairav

Age: 26

Profession: Uber driver

Constituency: Guwahati

For the first time in history, the BJP has a real shot at winning Assam, but it still remains to be seen which leader emerges victorious.

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The party has announced Union minister and former AGP leader Sarbananda Sonowal as its chief ministerial candidate and former Congress strongman Himanta Biswa Sarma as the election campaign chief.

But the latter clearly has an upper hand.

Here's Bhairav, 26, a taxi driver with Uber in Guwahati explaining why he prefers Himanta Biswa Sarma as Chief minister.

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First published: 29 March 2016, 20:52 IST
Kunal Majumder @kunalmajumder

Editor for Speed News aka Catch Live and Operations at Catch, Kunal enjoys measuring his life in numbers. Of his 30 years of life, 12 have been spent working, 9 of them in journalism. The remaining 3 were spent in 2 call centres, talking to British and Australians about insurance and cellphones. In his journalistic capacity, Kunal has worked at 3 publications and headed 2 online teams. The '3' includes Images Multimedia, Tehelka and DNA. The '2' includes Tehelka and DNA. Catch is Kunal's 6th workplace, where he will head his 3rd team as speed news editor. As a reporter, he won 2 awards - Statesman Award for Rural Reporting and UNFPA-Laadli Award for Gender Sensitivity. That's his story in Prime Numbers (a section on this site from which he's taken inspiration).