New Delhi, Nov 7: As voting for the 40 seats of Mizoram and 20 seats of Chhattisgarh began on Tuesday morning, Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed to the voters to vote in record numbers and also urged the first-time voters to exercise their franchise and strengthen the festival of democracy.
In a post on X, PM Modi called upon the voters in Mizoram to vote enthusiastically and said, "I call upon the people of Mizoram to vote in record numbers. I particularly urge the young and first time voters to exercise their franchise and strengthen the festival of democracy."
Appealing to the voters in Chhattisgarh, the Prime Minister said, "Today is the sacred festival of democracy in Chhattisgarh. I request all the voters of the first phase of assembly elections to cast their vote and become participants of this festival. On this occasion, my special congratulations to all the young friends of the state who voted for the first time."
The voting for the 40-member Mizoram Assembly began on Tuesday morning. In Chhattisgarh, 20 out of 90 Assembly seats are going to polls in the first phase.
Voting for the rest of the 70 seats in Chhattisgarh will take place on November 17.
Counting of votes will take place on December 3.
The electoral fervor is running high as voting kicks off for the initial phase of the Chhattisgarh Assembly elections. The spotlight is on the 20 constituencies in Chhattisgarh that are heading to the polls, with many of them situated in Naxal-affected regions today.