Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday urged people from all walks of life, sports personalities, to encourage the voters to exercise their franchise for the coming 17th Lok Sabha elections, scheduled to begin from April 11.
The elections will be held in seven phases and the result will be declared on May 23.
Taking to Twitter, PM Modi, urged the sportspersons to encourage people to vote in the polls.
He tagged a varied list of sportspersons ranging from Javelin Thrower Neeraj Chopra to Wrestlers Bajrang Punia, Geeta Phogat, Vinesh Phogat, Babita Phogat, Olympic medalists Sushil Kumar, Yogeshwar Dutt and shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth, PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal as well as cricketers Virat Kohli, SachinTendlkar, Rohit Sharma, MS Dhoni, Anil Kumble, Virender Sehwag and VVS Laxman.
Dear @msdhoni, @imVkohli and @ImRo45, You are always setting outstanding records on the cricketing field but this time, do inspire the 130 crore people of India to set a new record of high voter turnout in the upcoming elections. When this happens, democracy will be the winner!
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!