Lok Sabha Elections 2019: AgriTourism company in Pune denies bookings on voting day
Under the guidance of the state election commission, organisations have come up with intriguing methods to ensure a high voter turnoutUpdated: Apr 29, 2019 14:41 IST
Hindustan Times, Pune
On Monday, April 29, the fourth phase of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections will get underway, with 17 Lok Sabha constituencies going to the polls in Maharashtra.
Under the guidance of the state election commission, organisations have come up with intriguing methods to ensure a high voter turnout.
A tourism company from Junnar, Parashar Agri Tourism, is not taking any bookings for April 29 so as to ensure people don’t travel out of the areas under Maval and Shirur, both voting today.
“We at Parashar AgriTourism have been receiving many enquiries for this Sunday-Monday. Though we have availability, we will not be booking guests from Mumbai, Shirur or Maval constituencies. Monday is voting day and all have been given a holiday to caste votes,” says Manoj Hadwale, founder-director Hachiko Tourism.
“Instead of voting if you are planning an outing then we are not available. If we want development in our country, then be a part of it. Be a responsible citizen,” says Manoj Hadwale, founder-director Hachiko Tourism, under which Parashar AgriTourism runs in Rajuri village, Junnar, Pune district.
“I am ready to suffer the losses. When I came to know that the voting percentage in Pune constituency (April 23) was less this year, I decided not to take bookings for Monday, April 29.” Hadwale says.
First Published: Apr 29, 2019 14:40 IST