New Delhi, April 5 IANS | 8 months ago

People should realize that polling day is not an occasion to sit at home and eat pakodas, but to exercise their franchise for a better government, said noted comedian Kapil Sharma.

Attired in a white kurta pyjama and a pink Nehru jacket, he said here Friday that only voting can improve the future of the country and form a potent democracy.

Kapil, the host of popular show "Comedy Nights With Kapil", has been roped in by the Delhi poll panel as its brand ambassador to woo the voters in the capital, so that they come ahead to exercise their voting rights.

He himself does not have a voter ID card. However, he said that he has specially requested the poll panel to issue him a voter identity card as being the ambassador, it becomes must for him to vote during the polls.

"When I was in Amritsar my name was enrolled in the electoral list but after moving to Mumbai, I could not get my name transferred," said Kapil.

The event was part of the the poll panel's initiative called SVEEP-Systematic Voters Electoral Participation. The events involve popular celebrities exhorting people to go out and vote.

The polls panel has also roped in Indian cricket player Virat Kohli and Bollywood actress Soha Ali Khan as the brand ambassadors.

(Posted on 05-04-2014)

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