Voting a ‘prime’ duty: Modi

PM tweets to politicos, bats for increased voter participation

14/03/2019
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I appeal to @RahulGandhi, @MamataOfficial, @PawarSpeaks, @Mayawati, @yadavakhilesh, @yadavtejashwi and @mkstalin to encourage increased voter participation in the upcoming LokSabha polls. A high turnout augurs well for our democratic fabric.”


JAMMU, Mar 13: Ahead of the LokSabha elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday appealed to politicians from various political parties to encourage increased voter participation and urged them to inspire more people to come out and vote during the upcoming LokSabha polls.
"I appeal to Rahul Gandhi, Mamata Banerjee, Sharad Pawar, Mayawati, Akhilesh Yadav, TejashwiYadav and MK Stalin to encourage increased voter participation in the upcoming LokSabha polls. A high turnout augurs well for our democratic fabric," Prime Minister Modi wrote in a series of posts on Twitter.
He then went on to call upon Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and YSRCP president YS Jagan Mohan Reddy to "work towards bringing maximum Indians to the polling booths in the upcoming elections. May voter awareness efforts be strengthened across the length and breadth of India."
"Dear Nitish Kumar, Ram Vilas Paswan and Pawan Chamling, soliciting your support and active participation in improving voting across the country in the coming elections. Let us strive to create an atmosphere where maximum voting can take place," he tweeted.
He said that increasing awareness among the youth on the importance of voting is a "paramount task."
Prime Minister Modi also reached out to members of the film fraternity, sportspersons, businessmen, spiritual leaders and members of the media to help enhance voter turnout.
While tagging actors Mohanlal and Nagarjuna Akkineni, the Prime Minister wrote, "Your performances have entertained millions over the years and you have also won many awards. I request you to create greater voter awareness and urge people to vote in large numbers. The award here is, a vibrant democracy."
In another tweet, he urged film personalities such as Mohan Lal and Nagarjuna Akkineni to create greater voter awareness.
"Your performances have entertained millions over the years and you have also won many awards. I request you to create greater voter awareness and urge people to vote in large numbers," he said.
The prime minister said not voting should create "anguish" amongst people who do not turn up at poling stations.
"Would you want a situation where something happens in the country that you disapprove of and you are forced to think - because I did not go vote that day, this unfortunate situation has arisen and the nation is suffering," he wrote on his blog on Wednesday.
He also shared a link where people can register as voters. The 2019 elections, Modi said, are special because for the first time those born in the 21st century will be able to cast their votes.
"I hope all eligible youngsters who have not registered to vote will do so and enrich our democracy by voting," he said.
Tagging several media personalities and institutions, including Vineet Jain, Sanjay Gupta, AroonPurie, and Press Trust of India and ANI news agencies, he said the media plays a vital role in a democracy and has a strong influence on people's minds.
"I request @Sanjaygupta0702, @aroonpurie and @18RahulJoshi to work towards greater voter awareness and registration that ensures an impressive turnout at the hustings."
As leading public voices associated with important platforms, your support on voter awareness will be valuable and beneficial for 130 crore Indians," Modi tweeted.
He said a higher voting means a stronger democracy and a stronger democracy means a developed India
"The last few elections, in various states and at the Centre, have witnessed record turnout. Continuing this encouraging trend, I urge my fellow Indians to vote in record numbers in the 2019 LokSabha elections," he wrote in his blog.
He called upon "influencers from all fields, including politics, industry, sports, films and other walks of life" to take the lead in spreading voter awareness and value of high voting. The prime minister expressed the hope that the upcoming elections will witness the highest ever turnout in the history of Indian elections.

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