Prime Minister Narendra Modi tagged the Bollywood film fraternity in a series of tweets, urging them to help bring more people out to vote in the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections. Writing to them, he said, "Urging @SrBachchan, @iamsrk and @karanjohar to creatively ensure high voter awareness and participation in the coming elections. Because...its all about loving your democracy (and strengthening it). "
Responding to PM Modi's appeal, Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan said,"900 million voters, 543 winners. Every vote is for supremacy of Constitution. Constitution is Holy book of democracy. About 600 million voters of 900 m, less than 35 yrs. Young ask questions about tomorrow not yesterday ! VOTE FOR TOMORROW !"
Read his tweet below:
PM Narendra Modi reached out prominent personalities from a wide spectrum of society soon after posting a blog in which he made “four requests for democracy”. This comes barely four weeks ahead of the first phase of the Lok Sabha election.
In his blog, PM Modi said the election is an “occasion for celebration” while asserting that “not voting causes great anguish”.
“Would you want a situation where something happens in the country that you disapprove of and you are forced to think - because I did not go vote that day, this unfortunate situation has arisen and the nation is suffering,” reads PM Modi’s latest blog.
“Spare yourself from that regret and go vote,” advises the prime minister, who also said that by voting, people connect themselves with the country’s dreams and aspirations.
The “four requests”, as put out by PM Narendra Modi, are for the eligible voters to get themselves registered, make sure their names figure in the list of electoral rolls, plan their voting schedule to make sure they use franchise and to mobilise friends and families to vote in large numbers.