National Award winner Pankaj Tripathi who hails from Bihar's Gopalganj, was recently appointed as a state icon by the Election Commission of India amid the ongoing Lok Sabha Elections 2019. To encourage the people to vote this general elections, 'Sacred Games' actor took to his Twitter handle and shared a speech with a caption that said: "बिहार लोकसभा चौथे चरण में मतदान 29/04/2019 रहे तैयार
🌐संसदीय क्ष्रेत्र🌐" [sic]
Watch the speech here -
Earlier Pankaj Tripathi in a statement said, "In a democracy, voting is a huge and most important right of a common man. Whatever changes a common man wants to bring in the country he can bring it through the process of voting. Generally, today's youth have a very wrong notion considering the voting day as a holiday in the calendar. They should not think that way and should come forward in huge numbers to vote, increase the voting percentage."
He further said: "This is a festival of democracy and should be celebrated enthusiastically and this is the only way to bring changes in the country. It's a very important and serious responsibility conferred upon me. I come from a very common family background in a small village and getting an opportunity from home state to represent the state for an important and sensitive work is an honour for me and my family. I will try to work with sincerity and abide with the responsibility conferred upon me by the Election Commission of India. I'll be available whenever and wherever they needed me fulfilling my duties. It was my dream and my wish to work in the interest of youth and in public domain which is soon going to be realised."
Here's the schedule for Phase 4 -
Date for Scrutiny of nominations: April 2
Last date of polling: April 29
Date of counting: May 23
This phase will see 71 seats in 9 states going to polls: