Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Phase 6: PM Modi, Rajnath Singh Call For High Voter Turnout as Penultimate Battle Begins
File image of Rajnath Singh with PM Modi | (Photo Credits: PTI)

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:

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:

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.