As t he Bharatiya Janata Party scored a major victory in India's elections, paving the way for Narendra Modi to become the nation’s next Prime Minister, passengers on a train journey from New Delhi to Kolkata discussed what they hoped the next government would bring to the country.
In the video above, 25-year-old Abrar Ahmad and his wife Hazra Begum discuss how they want proper schooling and medical support for their young family. A t nearby Hathras Station in Uttar Pradesh, Devdutt Sharma pours mugs of hot tea to his customers on a station platform. As a young boy, Modi also helped his father run a small tea stall. And Sharma is excited about the prospect of a man of Modi's origins becoming India's leader, the AFP reported.
"If a tea boy can become a prime minister, it's great," said the 55-year-old Sharma, who spends 18 hours a day selling tea and snacks. Sharma talked about how he hoped the Modi government would generate new jobs that would give his five children a steady income.