Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeks Ranveer Singh, Rahul Gandhi Deepika Padukone, Varun Dhawan, Mohanlal and Nagarjuna's support for Lok Sabha elections. Modi tweeted tagging each of them individually.
Ahead of Lok Sabha election, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has requested Indian actors and other influential celebs to create voter awareness for Lok Sabha elections.
A few days ago, Election Commission Sunil Arora announced Lok Sabha poll dates, held in seven phases, phase one on April 11, phase two on April 18, phase three on April 23, phase four on April 29, phase 5 on May 6, phase 6 on May 12 and phase 7 on May 19. The date of counting will be May 23.
These are the days when we can elect our favourite leader through a vote and exercise this power on the important day. However, many use the election as an excuse to enjoy the holiday.
On March 13, PM Modi took to his Twitter to request all the influential people to create awareness about the importance of voting. He started with Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi, TMC leader Mamata Banerjee, Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy and more.
"I appeal to @RahulGandhi, @MamataOfficial, @PawarSpeaks, @Mayawati, @yadavakhilesh, @yadavtejashwi and @mkstalin to encourage increased voter participation in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. A high turnout augurs well for our democratic fabric," Narendra Modi tweeted.
PM also approached media barons like Times Of India chairman Vineet Jain, editor-in-chief of India TV, Rajat Sharma, India Today's Rahul Kanwal, Zee TV's Sudhir Chaudhary, AVP News' Rubika Liyaquat and more.
He appealed to entrepreneurs, sports personalities, journalists and media Mughals to motivate people to vote in large numbers
Modi also addressed southern superstars Mohanlal and Nagarjuna. PM Modi tweeted, "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."
PM Modi also appealed to a host of Bollywood stars and encourage their fans to vote in large numbers. Here are the Twitter posts of the Prime Minister:
My young friends @RanveerOfficial, @Varun_dvn & @vickykaushal09, Many youngsters admire you. It is time to tell them: Apna Time Aa Gaya Hai and that it is time to turn up with high Josh to a voting centre near you.
Requesting @deepikapadukone, @aliaa08 and @AnushkaSharma to urge people to vote in large numbers for the coming elections. As renowned film personalities whose work is admired my many, I am sure their message will have a positive impact on our citizens.
When @mangeshkarlata Didi, @sachin_rt and @arrahman say something, the nation takes note! I humbly request these remarkable personalities to inspire more citizens to come out and vote in the 2019 elections. A vote is a great way to make the people's voice heard.
Dear @BajrangPunia, @shankar_live and @BajpayeeManoj, Your talent and skill has entertained millions, and made India proud. Your voice is respected widely. Please lend strength to our democracy by increasing voter awareness and inspiring people to vote.
Dear @akshaykumar, @bhumipednekar and @ayushmannk, The power of a vote is immense and we all need to improve awareness on its importance. Thoda Dum Lagaiye aur Voting ko Ek Superhit Katha banaiye.
Voting is not only a right but it's also a duty. Dear @BeingSalmanKhan and @aamir_khan, It is time to inspire and motivate youth in your own Andaz to vote so that we can strengthen Apna Democracy & Apna country.
Urging @SrBachchan, @iamsrk and @karanjohar to creatively ensure high voter awareness and participation in the coming elections. Because...its all about loving your democracy (and strengthening it). :)
Last Updated 1:40 PM IST