More reasons have emerged for Simran to run faster towards Raj’s outstretched hand in ‘Dilwale Dulhania le jayenge’ (DDLJ), this time from the Press Information Bureau (PIB) which has released a meme with Simran’s father, the veteran actor Late Amrish Puri asking his daughter, ‘Kya kaha, Raj har baar Vote deta hai!! (What, Raj votes every time?)’. As Simran answers ‘Han Bauji’, he gives his blessing saying ‘Jaa Simran Jaa, he is a responsible citizen’.
The PIB tweeted this message on Monday urging more people to vote, saying:
‘Voting is not just a responsibility, it’s a duty’
Twitterati around the country are loving the new responsible tint added to the otherwise care-free Raj Malhotra tweeting their support:
On March 10, the Election Commission of India announced that polling will take place in seven phases for all the 29 states and seven Union Territories beginning from April 11 to May 7. The General elections will be held for all 543 Lok Sabha seats on nearly 10 lakh polling booths across the country, with 84.3 million more voters than 2014 casting their votes this time.
While highly populous states like Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal would be voting in all seven poll phases, and states like Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal, Kerala, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Punjab, Sikkim, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand, Andaman and Nicobar, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Lakshadweep, Delhi, Puducherry, Chandigarh would be voting in a single poll phase.
The results of the Lok Sabha election would be announced on May 23, 2019.