CST - The Gokhale Institute of Politics which conducted a survey across 16 municipal councils, has found that citizens favour literate and younger candidates.
The institute, which works closely with the Election Commission for the last one and half years, surveyed a large number of people, with an eye on the forthcoming civic body elections in the state. Questions which were asked in the survey included - what does a voter require in a candidate? Why do lesser number of voters cast their votes in the BMC elections?
The survey results are in favour of educated and intelligent candidates, says the insitute. Over 84 per cent of voters want literate candidates below the age of 40, according to Mansi Phadke of the institute who addressed the media on Thursday.