As a response to PM Modi’s plea, Anil Kumble urges all citizens to cast their vote in the upcoming elections
Earlier this week PM Modi addressed Indian sportspersons, personalities from the entertainment and media industry, to drive all the citizens to cast their vote.
Updated - Mar 16, 2019 8:21 pm
As the Lok Sabha elections, 2019 are around the corner, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken the responsibility to remind all eligible Indian citizens to vote. Earlier this week PM Modi addressed to some of the most of the renowned Indian sportspersons, personalities from the entertainment and media industry, via Twitter, to drive all the citizens of India to cast their vote.
The Prime Minister of India has taken it on himself to motivate the people of the country once again, more so this time since the number of 18-19-year olds on the electoral list is massive. One of the multiple celebrities that PM Modi had addressed was Indian Cricket team hitman, Rohit Sharma. On Thursday, March 14, Rohit replied to Narendra Modi’s aforementioned Tweet, stating: Voting is the most important tool for a better future for our beloved country. It’s our responsibility to ensure we take that seriously and cast our vote @narendramodi.”
Amongst the current cricketers, besides Rohit Sharma, the ones assigned with the noble responsibility of inspiring the Indian citizens to vote are former Indian captain MS Dhoni and the current skipper, Virat Kohli. The said cricketers are now all set with IPL 2019, which is scheduled to commence on March 23, at the home ground of the defending champions Chennai Super Kings. Chennai will host the series opener against Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Anil Kumble promotes PM Modi’s Tweet
In order to bring about a record voter turn-out at the impending Lok Sabha Elections of 2019, that is scheduled to be held in 7 phases spanning from April 11 to May 19, PM Modi had taken to Twitter to involve the influence of renowned cricketers. Earlier, Modi had tweeted: “Dear @anilkumble1074, @VVSLaxman281 and @virendersehwag – your heroic deeds on the cricket pitch have inspired millions. Come, it is time to inspire people once again, this time to vote in record numbers.”
In response to the Prime Minister’s tweet, the former Indian leg-spinner and ex-head coach tweeted: “I urge you all to take your time out and be a part of our future! Be a responsible citizen, and cast your vote :)”
I urge you all to take your time out and be a part of our future! Be a responsible citizen, and cast your vote 🙂 https://t.co/GSXVzZmCGt
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) March 16, 2019