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LS polls: Bhagwat, Joshi among first to cast vote in Nagpur

Press Trust of India  |  Nagpur 

was among the early ones to cast his vote on Thursday for the Lok Sabha polls in Maharashtra's constituency, where Union minister is the BJP's candidate.

Bhagwat along with (RSS) arrived at a polling booth at in Mahal area around 6.50 am.

Talking to after exercising his franchise, Bhagwat appealed people to come out to vote in large numbers.

"Voting is necessary and a sacred responsibility of all. Vote for national security, development and identity," he said.

On the None of the Above (NOTA) option available to voters on the electronic voting machines (EVMs), he said one has to say what he/she wants.

"Being quiet does not work, you have to say yes or no," he said.

Joshi also appealed people to support voting.

People should express their choice, he said, and urged them to vote for the candidate whom they think is suitable.

"I hope the government elected after polls will work in the interest of the nation," he added.

Polling for the first phase of Lok Sabha elections began in the morning in Maharashtra's seven constituencies - Nagpur, Wardha, Ramtek, Bhandara-Gondiya, Chandrapur, and

All these constituencies are located in the state's Vidarbha region.

The has fielded Nana Patole, a former BJP MP, from seat.

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First Published: Thu, April 11 2019. 08:55 IST