New Delhi, March 13: In less than a month, the voting for the first phase of the 2019 Lok Sabha election will commence. Voting is among our prime duties. A vote signifies the willingness to contribute to the development trajectory of the nation. By voting, people connect themselves with the country’s dreams and aspirations. Prime Minister Narendra Modi covered a wide spectrum of politicians and his opponents like Rahul Gandhi, Mamata Banerjee, Sharad Pawar, Mayawati, Akhilesh Yadav, Tejashwi Yadav and MK Stalin and Chief Ministers of various states in tweets this morning urging them to help bring more people out to vote in the April-May national election.
Tagging all these leaders, PM Modi said he appealed to them to "encourage increased voter participation in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. A high turnout augurs well for our democratic fabric."
In his next tweet, he tagged Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy and YSR Congress leader Jagan Mohan Reddy, urging them 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."
Let us create an environment where getting one’s voter card and casting a vote, especially for the first time, become occasions for celebration. There should also be an environment where not voting causes great anguish.
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? Spare yourself from that regret and go vote!
To Nitish Kumar, Ram Vilas Paswan and Pawan Chamling, he wrote: "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 also said, “I particularly call 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.”
May these elections witness the highest ever turnout in the history of Indian elections!