India’s most high-profile vote kicks off Phase 3 of General Elections 2019
Prime Minister Modi came in to cast his vote in an open jeep greeted by hundreds gathered in frenzy. He cast his vote shortly after 8 am.
“IED (improvised explosive device) is a weapon of terrorism, and voter ID is a weapon of democracy. I believe the voter ID is much more powerful than an IED.” – Prime Minister Narendra Modi
- Phase 3 kicks off – 117 out of the 545 constituencies across 15 states will see up to 188 million citizens cast their vote
- PM Modi cast his vote from Ahmedabad which comes under Gandhinagar – Amit Shah makes his Lok Sabha debut
- Congress President Rahul Gandhi‘s second seat Wayanad, Kerala also goes to polls today
- By the end of the third phase, more than half of India’s constituencies will have been through with their voting.
- The seven phase general election will see four more phases and will end on 19th May – Results will be out of 23rd May
PM Modi being greeted by hundreds at the polling booth.
First time Lok Sabha candidate BJP president Amit Shah welcomed the most high profile voter of his constituency outside the venue and accompanied Modi to the booth.
“The intelligence of Indian voters to understand whom to vote and whom not to vote is a matter of case study.”
Modi then urged people to come out in big numbers and vote with enthusiasm:
“I am fortunate and proud to fulfill my duty by voting in my home state Gujarat and to have an active participation in this great festival of democracy. By voting, I feel the same sense of purity that one gets after taking bath at the Kumbh mela.”