How to Vote Like a Gujju


How to Vote Like a Gujju

Illustration: Shruti Yatam


arendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi, Hardik Patel, Jignesh Mevani – these are the names that have dominated discussions at the dinner table, as Tarak Mehta takes a break. In Gujarat, everyone has strong opinions about each of them. But all the talk is now over, as voting day is upon us.

I quite like voting day, not only do I get to elect the people who would be running the state, but it is also a holiday in the middle of the week. Electing your future leaders feels a lot less patriotic when you have to do it on a lazy Sunday. For a change, the poll dates are in December. The early morning Ahmedabad chill forces people to wear sweaters and mufflers, which Arvind Kejriwal mistook as the AAP wave in 2014.