As the countdown to Lok Sabha elections 2019 has begun, the nation is gearing to cast their vote to elect a new government. With hardly a month left for the Lok Sabha polls to commence in the 29 states and 7 Union Territories, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to social media, on Wednesday, urging the leaders of the opposition parties to encourage the participation of voters in increased numbers saying that 'a high turnout augurs well for our democratic fabric'.
He posted a tweet appealing to Congress president Rahul Gandhi, TMC chief and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, NCP chief Sharad Pawar, SP leader Akhilesh Yadav, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav and DMK chief MK Stalin to encourage people to vote.
Read what he wrote:
The Election Commission on Sunday announced the dates of General Elections 2019. The nation will go into polls in seven phases beginning from April 11 till May 19. The counting of votes for all the states is scheduled to take place on May 23.
On Sunday, PM Modi had extended congratulatory message to the Election Commission and to the voters of the nation who are going to elect its new government. In a series of tweets, PM Modi had urged the Indians to enrich the Lok Sabha election with their active participation, adding that the festival of democracy - elections - are here.