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PM Modi appeals cricketers to make democracy win

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With the of elections looming large over political horizon, political leaders are appealing the young, especially the first time voters. There are as many as 15 million young voters, between 18 and 19 years of age, will cast their vote for the first time in these elections.

Narendra Modi, on Wednesday, nudged cricketers like Dhoni, Virat Kohli, among others, to influence the young voters to come out in large numbers and vote in the upcoming

The tweeted, "Dear @msdhoni, @imVkohli and @ImRo45,

You are always setting outstanding records on the cricketing field but this time, do inspire the 130 crore people of to set a new record of high voter turnout in the upcoming elections.

When this happens, democracy will be the winner!"

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This is one of the many tweets that Modi put out using his official twitter handle on Wednesday morning.

The prime minister also tagged in his appeal some Bollywood personalities as well as the leaders of Inc like and

Polls to elect a new will be held in seven phases from April 11 to May 19. Votes will be counted on May 23.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in the past, used a similar method in 'Swachch Bharat Abhiyan' in 2014 when he urged celebrities to influence people to participate in the clean-up drives.

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First Published: Wed, March 13 2019. 13:47 IST
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