A day after PM Modi urged Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin to encourage greater voter awareness and voter participation, the bowler on Monday requested PM Narendra Modi to allow every cricketer playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) to cast his vote in the cities they are playing.
Ravichandran Ashwin, in his first tweet, requested every individual 'to vote and choose their rightful leader'.
"Always thought voting is the fulcrum of our democracy and I definitely would like to urge the entire country, each and every one of you from every nook and corner of our country to vote and choose their rightful leader".
In another tweet, Ashwin writes: "I would also like to request you @narendramodi sir to enable every cricketer playing in the IPL to be allowed to cast their votes from whichever place they find themselves at."
Earlier, PM Modi tagged cricketers among many personalities from various fields by putting out a copious number of tweets appealing them to contribute on their part by urging people to make use their 'right to vote' and cast their votes in the ensuing Lok Sabha elections.
The Lok Sabha polls 2019 will commence on April 11, will be held in seven phases, and will conclude on May 19, with the counting of votes taking place on May 23.