Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called upon people to register as voters at the earliest and give their voter card a place of pride in their life. In a blog titled “Four Requests For Democracy”, Mr Modi said people can apply online on www.nvsp.in or through BLOs of their respective polling stations or at the electoral registration office.
He also asked voters to revisit electoral rolls and check whether their names are there. He requested people to encourage their families, friends and colleagues to vote. He called for motivating them and, if need be, to force them to venture out and exercise their franchise on polling day.
Mr Modi said, 2019 elections are special because for the first time, those born in the 21st century will be able to cast their votes. He hoped that all eligible youngsters who have not registered to vote will do so and enrich the democracy by voting.
The Prime Minister called upon people to create an environment where getting one’s voter card and casting a vote, especially for the first time, become occasions for celebration. He said, there should also be an environment where not voting causes great anguish.
Mr Modi said a vote signifies willingness to contribute to the development trajectory of the nation and by voting, people connect themselves with the country’s dreams and aspirations.