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.
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.
देश के लिए, देशवासियों के लिए, अपने लिए, अपने परिवार के लिए मतदान अवश्य करें।
— Subhash Chandra (@subhashchandra) April 11, 2019
“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.
आपके संदेश के लिए धन्यवाद प्रधान मंत्री जी। हम सदैव लोकतंत्र के पर्व यानी आम चुनाव में अधिक से अधिक लोग भाग लें उसके लिए प्रयासरत हैं। हम सभी दर्शकों से, ख़ासकर फ़र्स्ट टाइम वोटर से अपील करते हैं कि वे अपने मताधिकार का उपयोग करें।
यह सिर्फ़ अधिकार नहीं अपितु राष्ट्रीय दायित्व है। https://t.co/tbOmrjdbaB
— Subhash Chandra (@subhashchandra) March 13, 2019
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.