Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Political Heavyweights Cast Their Vote In 3rd Phase Of Election
Updated: April 23, 2019 13:28 IST
As India went to polls in the third and largest phase of the 2019 Lok Sabha election, some of the country's political heavyweights also cast their vote. From Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah to Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, some top political leaders exercised their franchise today.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi cast his vote in Ahmedabad today. "The weapon of terrorism is IED, the strength of democracy is a voter ID. I can say with certainty that the voter ID is much, much more powerful than an IED," he said in a message to voters today after he cast his vote.
BJP chief Amit Shah, who is contesting the Lok Sabha poll from the Gandhinagar seat in Gujarat, cast his vote in Ahmedabad and urged people to exercise their right to vote.
Social activist Anna Hazare cast his vote at a polling booth at his native Ralegan Siddhi village in Maharashtra's Ahmednagar district
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav cast his vote in Saifai in Uttar Pradesh's Etawah along with his wife Dimple. The former UP Chief Minister alleged that EVMs were malfunctioning or "voting for the BJP"
Patidar leader Hardik Patel, who has joined Congress, cast his vote in the Surendranagar constituency in Gujarat's Viramgam
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and his wife Anjali Rupani cast their vote at a polling booth in Rajkot
Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge, who has never lost an election, cast his vote today in Karnataka's Gulbarga, where he is contesting from
BJP leader Jaya Prada cast her vote today in Uttar Pradesh's Rampur