It wouldn’t be wrong to call the Phase 4 of the Lok Sabha polls as the most star-studded, considering the spotlight on Mumbai’s Bollywood stars in it. Several stars queued up at the polling booths right from early in the morning as Rekha, Aamir Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Bachchan family and Varun Dhawan cast their votes. However, one of the interesting moments during the stars’ appearances was Kailash Kher’s musical way to encourage the citizens to vote.
The singer was extremely delighted and even posted a video before leaving his house to share that he was on his way to the polling booth.
Later, the joy on the singer’s face as he cast his vote was palpable as one can see in the above video. As media persons gathered around him, Kher even crooned a special song, apt for the occasion. The lyrics loosely translated to hit back to every evil by casting the vote.
(Watch the video above)
His short song was from the music video he had unveiled a few days ago. Watch the full song here:
The singer also said, "It is the biggest moments of the democracy. Our right and our duty is today. If we understand the power of this finger today, we can put our stamp on the progress of the country."
On the issues that the country is grappling with, Kher said, "There are thousands of issues, what all can we talk about? There are numerous such basic necessities in India, but slowly things are happening and every Indian is participating in it, I’m very happy about it.
When asked about the factors he considered before exercising his franchise, he said, "I cast my vote on the basis of the candidates and the changing state of the country. I want to thank God to see this changing India and voted so that our citizens can remain healthy. I urge all citizens to not be lazy, whatever be the situation, you may see people are sweating, but this sweat is too deep and that I understood today."
With 9 states, 72 seats and 961 candidates in fray, the states that will go to polls on Monday are-
17 seats in Maharashtra, 13 each in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, eight in West Bengal, six each in Madhya Pradesh and Odisha, five in Bihar, three in Jharkhand and a part of the Anantnag constituency in Jammu and Kashmir.
The remaining three phases are spread till May 19, before the results are announced on May 23.