Newlywed couples asking guests not to give any present or donating the gifts for social cause may be common in India but it was utterly surprising when the parents of a bridegroom requested people to cast votes for Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the upcoming Lok Sabha Elections 2019 as part of their wedding gifts. "Our gift is your vote for Modi in 2019 Lok Sabha elections," the invitation card reads. The invite was for a wedding which was held on December 31, 2018.
However, this is not the only wedding card which has gone viral on social networking sites. Another die-hard fan of Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Mangalore also made a similar appeal to his guests. Some of the wedding cards also feature the list of achievements by the Narendra Modi government over the last five years.
@narendramodi Sir. With my wedding invitation card, I am trying to explains the lot of achievement, schemes by Modi Govt. & Urging all invitees get the use. Hand to hand helping them to get the max.benefit . I believe "We have to take care of Modi, Modi will take care of nation. pic.twitter.com/tZcgdX7uUw— Bhushan Branson (@mf5245pd) January 3, 2019
Earlier, Modi took to Twitter to share one such incident where one of his supporters put the Swachh Bharat logo on wedding cards.
The incidents came on the heels of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s massive defeat in recently concluded Assembly elections in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Telangana and Mizoram. 2018 Assembly polls are considered to be the semi-final battle in the run-up of 2019 general elections due by May.
However, PM Modi's popularity has increased by leaps and bounds over the last few years and supporters are leaving no stone unturned to make him return to power in 2019.