Yoga guru Ramdev voted in Haridwar in Uttarakhand during the first phase of Lok Sabha Elections 2019 today.
"Nationalism and development are the key election issues. Although unemployment, poverty, black money, corruption, farmer distress are important issues too, but national security cannot be compromised upon," the yoga guru said after voting.
He added that people should not vote for those who try to divide the nation by creating hatred among people on the lines of caste, class and religion.
The yoga guru met Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday. Following the meeting, he tweeted that the country should vote for Narendra Modi once again in the 2019 elections.
राजनीति में मोदी जी का नेतृत्व हिमालय जैसा है,उनके सामने दूसरे नेता बहुत अदने दिखते हैं . राजनैतिक स्थिरता, विकास और भारत की मजबूती के लिए मोदी जी को 2019 में एक बार देशवासियों को अवसर देना चाहिए। #VoteKarpic.twitter.com/4bSXQlyLty— Swami Ramdev (@yogrishiramdev) April 10, 2019
Talking about NOTA, he said it was better to choose the best among the given candidates rather than choosing the NOTA option. "Do not Press the NOTA button. There are imperfections in every candidate, choose the one that you find the least imperfect."
Voting is underway in Uttarakhand for all five Lok Sabha seats, currently held by the BJP. Counting of votes will take place on May 23.