As India goes to polls for Phase 4 of Lok Sabha General Elections 2019, the sports fraternity came forward and urged people to cast their votes for a better future. Since the phase one elections, sports personalities like Jwala Gutta, Olympic medallists PV Sindhu and Vijender Singh came forward and requested the citizens to be responsible and cast their votes. Even sportspersons-turned-politicians Mohammad Azharuddin and Bhaichung Bhutia had also posted their images on social media after having cast their votes.
The 'Voice of Indian Cricket' Harsha Bhogle has also come forward to make the citizens aware of their right to cast their votes by posting his picture on Twitter after he had voted. He took to social media and wrote that he reached back from Kolkata in time to vote and at the same time, the veteran commentator also hoped that the people must have voted as well.
This is what he tweeted.
Bhogle was in Kolkata for covering the IPL match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians as a broadcaster.
Earlier, Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar had posted a pic of himself and his family after having cast their votes in Mumbai. He had mentioned that this year's voting was much more special for him as Sara and Arjun were voting for the first time. The 'Little Master' then urged everyone to go out and vote as well.
Here's his tweet.
Badminton sensation Jwala Gutta had also posted an image on Twitter to remind the citizens about their duties and responsibilities while urging them to go and cast their votes.
Meanwhile, polling is being held on Monday for the fourth phase of Lok Sabha election in 72 parliamentary constituencies spread across nine states.
Here are the details 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 957 candidates contesting for 72 seats in 9 states going to polls:
Bihar - 5
Jammu and Kashmir - 1
Jharkhand - 3
Madhya Pradesh - 6
Maharashtra - 17
Orissa - 6
Rajasthan - 13
Uttar Pradesh - 13
West Bengal - 8
Some of the big candidates contesting the elections are: Union Minister Giriraj Singh, former JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar, former union minister Milind Murli Deora, parliamentarian Dimple Yadav (wife of Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav), three-time parliamentarian Ram Chandra Paswan, Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) chief and former Union Minister Upendra Kushwaha, former parliamentarian Priya Dutt, NCP chief Sharad Pawar's grandnephew Parth Pawar, senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid, Moon Moon Sen from TMC and Union Minister Babul Supriyo.