Arguably the most important event in any country, the elections, that form, retain or dethrone a government, kicked off in India on Thursday. For various reasons, all eligible voters don’t exercise their right to vote. And every voting season, a plea has to be made for it. It’s not any different this time too and starting off from Prime Minister Narendra Modi to film and sports stars have been using their social media handles to spread this message. Preity G Zinta too shot a special video for the same, calling the right of voting the ‘best thing’ one can do for the country and particularly asked the youngsters to exercise their right and show their inked finger.
In a video posted on Twitter, Preity can be seen saying, “So everyone’s talking about the election, so I hope all of you are going to go and vote because there’s no point complaining that this or that isn’t happening or something isn't not working out, if you don’t go out and vote. It’s very very important the youngsters go out and vote because everyone else votes. Once you go and vote, make sure you have the mark on your finger.”
Along with the video, Preity wrote, “If you believe that you can make a difference you will. Use the power of your vote this election. Each vote counts. It’s the best thing, you can do for your country. #JaiHind #Election2019 #IndiaElections2019 #VoteForIndia #VoteKar.”
Watch the video here:
Previously, Madhur Bhandarkar, Madhavan had also posted videos on the occasion of the Lok Sabha polls kicking off on Thursday. Many others like Anupam Kher, Abhishek Bachchan, Richa Chadha also took to Twitter to urge their followers to vote.
Twenty states with 91 seats went to polls during the Phase I of the Lok Sabha elections on Thursday. The polls will see seats from where high profile candidates (including Union Ministers) are fighting.
Nitin Gadkari, Kiren Rijiju, VK Singh, Mahesh Sharma, Hansraj Ahir, Agatha Sangma, Mukul Sangma, Harish Rawat, Ajay Tamta, Jayant Chaudhary, Satyapal Singh, Nabam Tuki, Renuka Chowdary, Nama Nageswara Rao, Chirag Paswan, Asaduddin Owaisi are some of the key candidates contesting polls during Phase I. The remaining six phases are spread till May 19, before the results are announced on May 23.