Tolerance, according to Shripar Chatterjee, a 22-year-old art student in New Delhi, is the first to go to the polls.
"With this government, I feel that it was a very bitter religious and caste policy," said Chatterjee CNN.
She has not yet decided who to support, but wants to see changes in an increasingly toxic political climate.
"It became a very rigid right wing and one-colored thought. If I voted for someone, I would like to see acceptance in terms of the difference in opinion of the current political party,
Secularism against Hindu nationalism
"At any given time (the situation) is chaotic for the system, and I feel one thing Congress serves – this is secularism, which the BJP does not "