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‘Don’t Regret, Go Vote’: PM urges voters to actively participate in Elections

With less than a month to go for the first phase of Lok Sabha Elections 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urges countrymen to come out in large numbers and vote; Reaches out to opposition leaders, eminent actors and sportpersons; Appeals to them to strengthen voter awareness efforts across India.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has presented a four point agenda for greater voters’ participation in the forthcoming general elections:

1) Give your voter card a place of pride in your life

Get registered as voters, (if you have not already) at the earliest.

You can apply either online, on www.nvsp.in, or through the BLOs of your respective polling stations or at the electoral registration office.

(2) Check thoroughly

Revisit the electoral rolls and check whether your name is there. Visit the websites of your respective state election offices and check the electoral rolls.

If your name is missing, raise it with the relevant authorities and if you have shifted residence, ensure that your name shifts to the voter rolls of your new place of stay.

(3) Plan well

The poll schedule is already out, giving you ample time to plan your summer schedule. Try to be there on the day of voting. If you are planning a summer holiday, plan it before or after the polling date.

(4) Mobilise others

Call upon your family, friends and colleagues to vote.

Motivate and, if need be, force them to venture out and exercise their franchise on polling day.

Higher voting means a stronger democracy and a stronger democracy means a developed India!

A month ahead of Lok Sabha elections 2019, PM Modi in a series of tweets has reached out to celebrities from different fields and urged them to encourage voters to turn out in large numbers and actively participate in the elections.

While reaching out to the opposition leaders, PM tagged Congress President Rahul Gandhi and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee among others,
and celebrities including Alia Bhatt and Ranveer Singh, and other prominent personalities.

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

The Prime Minister also tagged Bollywood actors Deepika Padukone, Alia Bhatt, Anushka Sharma, Ranveer Singh and Varun Dhawan among others saying their message will have a positive impact on the citizens.

Requesting @deepikapadukone, @aliaa08 and @AnushkaSharma to urge people to vote in large numbers for the coming elections.

As renowned film personalities whose work is admired by many, I am sure their message will have a positive impact on our citizens.

He also urged actors Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Aamir Khan, and filmmaker Karan Johar to creatively ensure high voter awareness and participation in the coming elections…He also named industry leaders Ratan Tata and Anand Mahindra in his posts for ensuring maximum participation in voting.

Urging @SrBachchan, @iamsrk and @karanjohar to creatively ensure high voter awareness and participation in the upcoming elections.

In another tweet, PM Modi urged sportspersons to motivate youth to vote in large numbers and increase voter awareness.

“Dear @srikidambi, @Pvsindhu1 & @NSaina, The core of badminton is the court and the core of democracy is the vote. Just like you smash records, do also inspire a record-breaking voter turnout. I request you to increase voter awareness & motivate youth to vote in large numbers”

Prasar Bharati CEO Shashi Shekhar Vempati also said this will create awareness and also called out all the first time voters to cast their votes.

The Lok Sabha election will be held for 543 seats between April 11 and May 19. The counting of votes would take place on May 23

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