During election time, our TV channels, newspapers, online media are giving us ‘opinion polls’, surveys and predicting who will make it to power this time.
One such video of a reporter trying to gauge public opinion regarding the elections has gone viral, but not for the reason you’d think. In the video, a reporter from media outlet Lallantop is seen asking a daily wage labourer from Bihar currently working in Noida about the polls, when the latter said: “I want to work.”
Stunned by his response, the reporter asks, “English?” To which the man confidently replies, “Why not?”
The labourer then goes on to say that he is a graduate from the Bhagalpur University. “Rozgari, Indira Gandhi ke time pe badhiya thi, abhi Modi ke time pe bhi badhiya hai. Location, work and position, everything was good that time, but now it is not great,” he further says.
The video has gone viral on social media, garnering over 4 million views, with most expressing awe at the man’s ability to talk in English. Let us hope the man’s fluency in English didn’t overshadow the issue of unemployment which he threw light upon: