As India goes to polls for Phase 4 of Lok Sabha General Elections 2019, several Bollywood celebrities were spotted coming out to cast their votes. Stars including Rekha, Priyanka Chopra, Madhuri Dixit, and Kajol were spotted arriving at the polling booths in Mumbai to exercise their right. Joining the bandwagon was actor Vivek Oberoi who was seen arriving at a polling booth in Mumbai accompanied by family.
The 'PM Narendra Modi' actor was seen posing with his inked finger as he came out of the polling station.
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The actor also interacted with the media following the same. Expressing his views on the ongoing elections, he said, "Whatever is good for the country is good for us. I wish the leaders for the coming years make India stronger so that it can progress on the global arena. In the next five years, we expect to see our country in the top 3 countries in the world."
Vivek also opened up about his upcoming venture 'PM Narendra Modi', a biopic on the Indian Prime Minister which was banned by the Election Commission for release ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. He said that the makers are eying to release the film immediately after elections get over.
Talking about the same, he said, "The film is expected to release after April 19, as soon as the election gets over. We very very much disappointed because of the way EC trampled down the release of the film just a day before its release. The whole team felt really bad. But we still have hope because people are still excited about the upcoming venture. We will release this film as a celebration."
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Moreover, Vivek also shared a picture of him and his family after casting the vote to encourage citizens to come out an exercise their right. In the recent Instagram post, he wrote, "I have cast my vote. Have you? Voting isn’t just our right but our responsibility. Urge you all to please go out and vote if you haven’t already. Jai Hind 🇮🇳 #VoteIndia#LokSabhaElections2019"
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Meanwhile, Polling is being held on Monday for the fourth phase of Lok Sabha election in 72 parliamentary constituencies spread across nine states. Several other celebrities including Rekha, Priyanka Chopra, Madhuri Dixit, Ajay Devgn, Kajol, and Aamir Khan were spotted arriving at the polling booths in Mumbai to cast their votes.
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.