PM Tweets to Boost Poll Turnout, Tags Several Popular Public Figures

PM Tweets to Boost Poll Turnout, Tags Several Popular Public Figures

On Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to his social media account and began a charm offensive on Twitter. There he reached out to a cross-section of popular people which also included his political rivals and asked them to further improve voter turnout in the upcoming world’s largest democratic exercise.

His series of tweets to athletes, film stars and media houses started with a message for Rahul Gandhi, Sharad Pawar, Mamata Banerjee, Mayawati, Tejashwi Yadav, Akhilesh Yadav, and MK Stalin, all leaders of influential opposition parties.

PM Modi wrote,

“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.”

“Dear @NitishKumar, @irvpaswan and @pawanchamling5, soliciting your support and active participation in improving voting across the country in the coming elections.

Let us strive to create an atmosphere where maximum voting can take place.”

“I call upon KCR Garu, @Naveen_Odisha, @hd_kumaraswamy, @ncbn and @ysjagan to work towards bringing maximum Indians to the polling booths in the upcoming elections. May voter awareness efforts be strengthened across the length and breadth of India.”

“Dear @sarbanandsonwal, @himantabiswa, @SangmaConrad and @Neiphiu_Rio,

I request you to work towards increasing vote awareness in the Northeast.

A vote is a powerful way for people to express and become active participants in India’s growth trajectory.”

Not only opposition parties or politicians but PM Modi posted personalized messages to many bollywood celebs, sportspersons, athletes and many more.

PM Modi personally appealed Amitabh Bachchan, Karan Johar, Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Ranveer Singh, Akshay Kumar, Varun Dhawan, Bhumi Pednekar, Vicky Kaushal, Ayushmann Khurrana and Aamir Khan to inspire youngsters to cast their vote.

Some of the tweets posted by PM Modi are:

“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 by many, I am sure their message will have a positive impact on our citizens.”

“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). :)”

“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.”

“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.”

Apart from Bollywood fraternity, he also tweeted to several big personalities from other fields.

PM wrote,

“Dear @RNTata2000, @anandmahindra and @ashishchauhan,

India wins when our democracy gets strengthened.

Ensuring maximum participation in voting is the perfect way to strengthen democracy.

Can we all make this happen?”

“Dear @SriSri ji, @SadhguruJV ji, @yogrishiramdev ji and Sri M,

Spiritual leaders like you inspire many through words and work.

I request you to also inspire people towards greater democratic participation.

Please encourage greater voter awareness.”

“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.”

“Dear @k_satyarthi, @thekiranbedi and @sudarsansand,

A vote gives voice to people’s aspirations.

As widely respected personalities, your efforts towards increasing voter awareness will strengthen India’s democracy.

I request you to lend your voice for the same.”

“India is proud of @Neeraj_chopra1, @DuttYogi and @WrestlerSushil.
However, they made India win because they participated. I request Neeraj, Yogeshwar and Sushil to encourage people to participate in the elections and vote so that India wins here too!”

“Dear @srikidambi, @Pvsindhu1 & @NSaina,

The core of badminton is the court and the core of democracy is the vote.

Just like you smash records, do also inspire a record-breaking voter turnout. I request you to increase voter awareness & motivate youth to vote in large numbers.”

PM also tweeted media houses,

“Requesting @smitaprakash, @PTI_News, @navikakumar and @prasannavishy to embolden the cause of high voter turnout in the 2019 polls. As leading public voices associated with important platforms, your support on voter awareness will be valuable and beneficial for 130 crore Indians.”

PM also tweeted personally to our Former first citizen, Former President Pranab Mukherjee,

“Respected @CitiznMukherjee,
Being among India’s most prolific statesmen and someone who has been active in politics for decades, you would understand the power of a vote. I request you to appeal to the people to enrich the festival of democracy by participating in large numbers.”

The Lok Sabha election 2019 will be held in seven phases for 543 seats between April 11 and May 19. And the results of Poll would take place on May 23.

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