Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reached out to celebrities in different platforms in a series of tweets urging them to help bring more people out to vote in the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections. In a recent post, he tagged famous South Indian actors Mohanlal and Akkineni Nagarjuna on Twitter asking them to contribute to the cause. Highlighting their power to influence the masses, PM Modi wrote, "Dear @Mohanlal and @iamnagarjuna, Your performances have entertained millions over the years and you have also won many awards. I request you to create greater voter awareness and urge people to vote in large numbers. The award here is a vibrant democracy."
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PM Narendra Modi further reached out to several young actors from the Bollywood film fraternity including Ranveer Singh, Vicky Kaushal, Deepika Padukone, Alia Bhatt urging them to create voter awareness.
This comes barely four weeks ahead of the first phase of the Lok Sabha election, scheduled on April 11. Previously, PM Modi posted a blog in which he made “four requests for democracy” and 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,” The Prime Minister said in his blog.
He further talked about how people connect themselves with the country’s dreams and aspirations by voting and advised: “Spare yourself from that regret and go vote.”
The “four requests”, as put out by PM 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.