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PM Modi urges 18-year olds to register as voter and exercise their franchise

New Delhi, PTI | Updated : 25 January 2017, 11:16 AM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi

On the National Voters’ Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday urged all those who turn 18 to register as a voter and exercise their franchise as “elections are celebrations of democracy”.

“Wishing you all on National Voters Day. We greet the Election Commission & salute their important role in our democracy,” he tweeted.

“Elections are celebrations of democracy. They communicate the will of the people, which is supreme in a democracy,” he added.



In remarks assuming significance in view of upcoming assembly polls in 5 states, the Prime Minister said, “I urge every eligible voter to exercise his or her franchise & call upon my young friends to register as voters when they turn 18.” 

First Published: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 11:10 AM
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