As India goes to polls for Phase 2 of Lok Sabha Elections on April 18, actor R. Madhavan put out a social media post encouraging the people of Tamil Nadu to go out and exercise their right to vote. He took to Twitter on Thursday and extended a heartfelt post urging the people of Tamil Nadu to be responsible citizens and turnout in maximum numbers at the polling stations. In the post, the '3 Idiots' actor wrote, "Vote for this nation ... For yourself and your kids.. I pray that my Tamil Nadu sets an example of the highest turnout. Hail Tamil Nadu..."
Here's the post:
With 95 seats, 1619 candidates and 179880 polling booths at disposition the states that will go to polls on Thursday are-
Assam (5 seats), Bihar (5 seats), Chhattisgarh (3 seats), Jammu and Kashmir (2 seats), Karnataka (14 seats), Maharashtra (10 seats), Manipur (1 seat), Odisha (5 seats), Tamil Nadu (38 seats), Uttar Pradesh (8 seats), West Bengal(3 seats) and Puducherry (1 seat).
The list does not account for Tamil Nadu's Vellore and Tripura East constituency.
The polls will see seats from high profile candidates who are also contending the General Elections. The list of the same includes:
Deve Gowda (JD), BK Hariprasad (Congress), PC Mohan (BJP), Yashwant Singh (BJP), Raj Babbar (Congress), Hema Malini (BJP), SP Singh Baghel (BJP), Maharaj Kumari Pragya Debburman (Congress), Farooq Abdullah (NC), Syed Mohsin (PDP), Mohammad Salim (CPM), Ashok Chavan (Congress).