PM urges youth to vote to strengthen democracy

Phase 2 polling is underway in 11 states and 1 UT today (April 18). Twitter via @SpokespersonECI

As polling for the phase two of Lok Sabha elections began on Thursday morning (April 18), Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged the youth to cast their vote.

“Phase 2 of the Lok Sabha polls start today. I am sure all those whose seats are polling today will strengthen our democracy by exercising their franchise,” he tweeted. On election days, Modi usually takes to Twitter urging people to turn up at polling stations.

“I hope more youngsters head to the polling booths and vote,” he said. Polling began Thursday morning for 95 Lok Sabha seats spread across 11 states and the Union Territory of Puducherry with Tamil Nadu witnessing contest in 38 constituencies.

Voting was also underway in 35 assembly constituencies in Odisha and in 18 assembly seats in Tamil Nadu.

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