New Delhi, May 12: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh called for a high voter-turnout while issuing a statement through their respective social media handles on Sunday morning. Minutes before the electoral battle for sixth phase went underway, the two leaders underlined that "every vote counts". Live Updates of Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Phase 6.
PM Modi, in his message, appealed the youth to come out of their homes and celebrate the festival of democracy. "I hope youngsters are voting in record numbers. After all, their participation makes the polls even more special," he said.
Here's What Prime Minister Modi Tweeted:
Yet another phase of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections is here!
Urging all those whose constituencies are polling in today’s sixth phase to go out and vote. I hope youngsters are voting in record numbers. After all, their participation makes the polls even more special.
— Chowkidar Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 12, 2019
Rajnath, meanwhile, asked the electorate to vote as every count matters in the electoral process. He further called upon the voters to "strengthen the nation" by registering their mandate.
Here's What HM Rajnath Singh Tweeted:
Polling for the sixth phase of the General Elections begins today. I am hopeful that people will come out in large numbers to exercise their franchise. Every vote matters!
मतदान अवश्य करें और देश को मज़बूत करने में अपनी भूमिका का निर्वहन करें।
— Chowkidar Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) May 12, 2019
This is the penultimate phase of the elections, with voting being held in 59 constituencies spread across seven states -- six of the Hindi heartland, along with West Bengal. The crux of the battle in this round is centred in eastern Uttar Pradesh, where 14 constituencies are being contested, followed by Haryana (10) and Madhya Pradesh (8). Delhi remains another focus is in this round of the polls as all 7 parliamentary seats are being contested today.