In an important initiative ahead of the Lok Sabha Polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been urging celebrities of various fields to encourage the citizens of the country to vote without fail in the elections. After tweeting to notable names recently, PM Modi tagged another set of popular actors, directors and producers of the country on Sunday. Parineeti Chopra, Sidharth Malhotra and Ekta Kapoor were among those PM wrote to, and the trio had emphatic responses to the Prime Minister’s clarion call.
PM had tagged the three stars and requested them, “As prominent Indians whose achievements are much admired, your voice has immense reach.” He continued, “I appeal to you to raise voter awareness and strengthen democracy. #VoteKar.”
Ekta replied, “Dear Hon'ble Prime Minister, I will strive to do the best within my capacity to encourage people to vote. It’s a privilege to be able to help strengthen our democracy! #VoteKar.”
Parineeti wrote, “If you don’t vote, you have no right to complain !! Go out there and choose the government you want.“
Sidharth tweeted, “Definitely @narendramodi Sir! I strongly support our democracy. I urge all citizens to vote for a better India in the upcoming elections. Jai hind #VoteKar.”
On March 14, PM Modi had similarly urged many other prominent personalities of various fields like Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan, Aamir Khan, Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt and many others, and they carried forward PM’s message of ‘Vote for India’ strongly to their fans and followers.
PM Narendra Modi reached out to prominent personalities from a wide spectrum of society soon after posting a blog in which he made “four requests for democracy”. This comes 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.
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