New Delhi: Few minutes after the Election Commission announced the schedule for the 17th Lok Sabha polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urged citizens of India, especially young voters to turn up for the biggest "festival of democracy."
The festival of democracy, Elections are here.
I urge my fellow Indians to enrich the 2019 Lok Sabha elections with their active participation. I hope this election witnesses a historic turnout.
I particularly call upon first time voters to vote in record numbers.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 10, 2019
Extending wishes to the Election Commission, Modi hailed efforts of the body and its officials.
"Best wishes to the Election Commission, all those officials and security personnel who will be on the field, across the length and breadth of India assuring smooth elections. India is very proud of the EC for assiduously organising elections for several years," Modi Tweeted.
Modi also wished all the rival political parties for the crucial Lok Sabha elections and kept the message of 'nation first' ahead.
"Wishing all political parties and candidates the very best for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. We may belong to different parties but our aim must be the same- the development of India and empowerment of every Indian!...