“I feel blessed to have exercised my franchise in this biggest festival of democracy,” the PM said, and urged people to come out in large numbers to vote in the ongoing Lok Sabha polls.
Modi arrived at the polling station set up in Nishan High School, located in the Ranip area of Gujarat’s Ahmedabad city, in an open jeep in the morning and exercised his democratic right.
Sharing some more glimpses from Ahmedabad, where I voted. https://t.co/AkBFKfiqHN
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The Prime Minister who is registered to vote in Ahmedabad congratulated the voters for taking part in the electoral process and making democracy a success.
“It’s my privilege to be part of this festival of democracy by casting my vote in my home state Gujarat. I would appeal all to vote with fervor. The (Indian) voter is aware and it’s a matter of study for people across the globe. We are setting an example for the world what’s the importance of democracy,” he told reporters outside the polling booth.
PM Modi seeks blessings from his mother before casting his vote
The Prime Minister also welcomed the first-time voters and urged all of them to exercise their franchise.
“I welcome the young first-time voters who would play an active role in forming the government. This century belongs to the millennials – they have to shape their future. I would request them to pledge cent per cent voting,” he added.
Before arriving at the polling station, the Prime Minister went to meet his mother Heeraben Modi and took her blessings.
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