Indian captain Virat Kohli all set to vote on May 12 in Gurugram
Haryana votes in phase 6 of India’s seven-phase, staggered general elections. All the 10 seats in Haryana, including Gurugram, go to polls on May 12.Updated: Apr 28, 2019 13:54 IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Indian captain Virat Kohli will exercise his voting rights in Gurugram on May 12. This comes as welcome news for the cricketer as earlier there were reports which suggested that he would not be able to cast his vote for the current Lok Sabha, as he wanted to vote from Mumbai, where his wife Anushka Sharma resides.
A very senior officer from election commission office, said, “The application of Virat Kohli has been received. However, we have kept it on pending. He won’t be able to vote for current Lok Sabha elections because it is too late. Therefore we have put his application on hold, his application will be considered for the next elections.”
Kohli confirmed this news in his Instagram stories. He shared the picture of his ‘Election Photo Identity Card’ on the platform and wrote: ‘Ready to vote in Gurugram on 12th May. Are you?’.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had himself reached out to Virat Kohli and several other sports personalities to vote and spread awareness about the same.
Dear @msdhoni, @imVkohli and @ImRo45,— Chowkidar Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 13, 2019
You are always setting outstanding records on the cricketing field but this time, do inspire the 130 crore people of India to set a new record of high voter turnout in the upcoming elections.
When this happens, democracy will be the winner!
Haryana votes in phase 6 of India’s seven-phase, staggered general elections. All the 10 seats in Haryana, including Gurugram, go to polls on May 12. The results will be declared on May 23.
First Published: Apr 28, 2019 13:53 IST