With Mumbai going to vote in the fourth phase of the Lok Sabha elections on Monday, there were stars galore on the streets of the city. Many film stars like Rekha, Varun Dhawan, Priyanka Chopra and others were among the earliest to cast their votes. Rishi Kapoor too was keen to cast his vote despite being in New York. The veteran actor revealed that he enquired with the Indian Consulate in the city if there was any provision for him to vote in the USA, but was told there isn’t any such facility. Nevertheless, he urged the citizens to vote without fail whatever the situation might be.
Kapoor, a day prior to the election, wrote on Twitter, “Called the Indian Consulate’s office here in NY to inquire if there was any facility for people like us to vote(away from home)There wasn’t. Please do not forget to vote wherever and whenever you have to. Jai Hind! Vande Mataram! (Sorry for earlier error).”
The actor has been in the USA for a close to a year now for medical reasons. Actor-wife Neetu Kapoor has also accompanied him. Their children Riddhima and Ranbir, along with actor-girlfriend Alia Bhatt, have been regular visitors to him.
Previously, numerous other celebrities like Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Anupam Kher, among others, also visited Kapoor in New York and the pictures had all gone viral.
With 9 states, 72 seats and 961 candidates in fray, the states that will go to polls on Monday are-
17 seats in Maharashtra, 13 each in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, eight in West Bengal, six each in Madhya Pradesh and Odisha, five in Bihar, three in Jharkhand and a part of the Anantnag constituency in Jammu and Kashmir.
The remaining three phases are spread till May 19, before the results are announced on May 23.