Assembly Elections: PM Narendra Modi appeals in four languages to vote
New Delhi : Voting is one thing that makes an election successful and for the same Prime Minister Narendra Modi chose an innovative way of asking people to come forward and cast their votes. He tweeted in Bengali, Malayalam, Tamil and English asking people to step forward and support their candidate with the power of the vote in four states and Puducherry, a union territory. Polling started at 7 AM in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Puducherry, Assam and Bengal.
Assam and Bengal will be holding the third phase of election, which also happens to be the final phase for Assam; Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry are voting in a single phase to choose the next government. Bengal has five more phases left.
"Elections are taking place in Assam, Kerala, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal. I request the people in these places to vote in record numbers, particularly the young voters," PM Modi wrote on Twitter. He also wrote a similar message in Bengali, Tamil and Malayalam to maximize his reach.
Amid the rising number of coronavirus cases in the nation, the Election Commission has ensured strict Covid protocols at the polling stations. On Monday, the nation touched 1-lakh cases mark for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic.
The counting of votes will be done on May 2.