This is a crucial election year. Five states are making a choice. It’s almost a semi-final to the 2024 general election, and you can see that in the intensity of the campaigning. How these states vote will give us not only a fair idea of India’s political mood but also perhaps what direction our democracy will take. What are the main electoral issues? Who are the main players? How does the electoral math stack up and what are the voters saying? In an election-special episode, All Indians Matter speaks to voters from Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab and Goa (the Manipur overview will follow in a separate episode) and analyses what’s at stake.