PM Modi appeals young voters to cast their votes in record numbers as polling for fifth phase begins

PM Modi said that a vote is the most effective way to strengthen democracy and build a better future of the country.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday tweeted requesting all those voting in the fifth phase of ongoing Lok Sabha poll to exercise their franchise in large numbers.

PM Modi said that a vote is the most effective way to strengthen democracy and build a better future of the country. In his tweet, the prime minister once again appealed the young voters to cast their votes in record numbers.

“Requesting all those voting in today’s fifth phase of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections to do so in large numbers. A vote is the most effective way to enrich our democracy and contribute to India’s better future. I hope my young friends turnout in record numbers,” tweeted PM Modi.

Voting for the fifth phase of Lok Sabha election 2019 began at 7 AM in 51 seats across 7 states on Monday. The states where voting will be held on Monday are – Bihar, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. A total of 8.75 crore voters are eligible to exercise their franchise in the fifth phase. There is a massive security deployment at over 96,000 polling stations to ensure that the election is fair and peaceful.

Of the 51 seats where voting in currently underway, 14 are in Uttar Pradesh, 12 in Rajasthan, seven each in West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh, five in Bihar, four in Jharkhand and two in Jammu and Kashmir, including Anantnag.