2019 Lok Sabha election: Voting is an act of gratitude for the sacrifice of freedom fighters

Subhash Chandra has said, voting 'is not just our right, but our national duty too.'

Last Updated: Monday, April 15th, 2019 - 19:01

The largest exercise in democracy in the world’s history has kicked off in Bharat. Polling is now underway in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

The Election Commission of India has appealed to voters to carry out their civic responsibility by casting their votes in the elections.

Shri Subhash Chandra lined out the importance of voting, not just for electing a government to power, but as a mark of respect to those who had fought for India’s Independence and the right of all Indians to pick who would get to rule the country.

“The right to vote is a precious gift that we’ve received from our freedom fighters & martyrs. The only way to express our sincere gratitude towards their sacrifices is to exercise that right,” Subhash ji said in a tweet.

“For the country, for its people for yourself and for your family, please do cast your vote for sure,” Subhash ji added in his tweet.

He also responded to an appeal by Prime Minister Narendra Modi calling on media houses to underline the need to vote in large numbers, so that India’s democracy becomes increasingly participative.

“Thank you for your message, Prime Minister. We are always committed to getting more and people take part in the festival of democracy that is the general election,” Subhash ji tweeted in response to PM Modi.

“We appeal to all our viewers, especially first-time voters, that they exercise their right to vote. This is not just a right, but also a national duty,” he added.

The 2019 Lok Sabha elections are being held in seven phases, along with simultaneous polling for Assembly elections in Arunachal Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Sikkim, and Odisha.

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