Elections 2019: Narendra Modi just tagged Rahul Gandhi in one of 25 tweets asking celebs to encourage voting

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a gathering during a programme at Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh on March 9, 2019IANS
  • In a series of tweets, Narendra Modi reached out to rivals from opposition parties across the country asking them to come together for the Indian democracy.
  • Modi even reached out to Bollywood stars and businessmen asking them to use their influence to encourage people to vote.
  • India, the world’s largest democracy, is barely a month away from General Elections.
As the Indian general elections draw closer, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to call out Indian celebrities from different fields, and even the leaders of opposition parties.

Tagging them over a succession of over 25 tweets, PM Modi requested them to come together to “strengthen the democracy” and asked them to encourage people to vote.

In a first, Modi reached out to Rahul Gandhi, Mamata Banerjee, Akhilesh Yadav, Mayawati, Naveen Patnaik, KCR, Chandrababu Naidu among others asking them “to work towards bringing maximum Indians to the polling booths in the upcoming elections.”

And he didn’t stop there. Narendra Modi, who campaigned to power as the business friendly leader – even though new private investments in India have gone down to a 14-year low – reached out to the likes of Anand Mahindra, Ratan Tata and Ashish Chauhan.

Modi reached out to celebrities from different fields – from Bollywood celebrities like Ranveer Singh, Vicky Kaushal, Alia Bhatt, Deepika Padukone to sportspersons like Sachin Tendulkar, Saina Nehwal, Srikanth Kidambi, and PV Sindhu.

In an official blog titled ' Four Requests For Democracy' on the Prime Minister's website, Modi has asked Indian citizens to register themselves as voters if they haven't done so already and 'create an environment where getting one’s voter card and casting a vote, especially for the first time, become occasions for celebration'.

The incumbent prime minister may hope that some voters may mistake the celebrity endorsement for the voting process as support for Modi himself. But, will they?

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