Gandhinagar, Apr 5 UNI | 4 months ago

Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi today urged the people of the country to ensure record voting in the general elections.

'In 2 days, biggest festival of India's democracy, 2014 Lok Sabha polls begin. I congratulate EC for their efforts & wish them the very best,' Mr Modi said on twitter.

'Urge my fellow countrymen & women to strengthen our democracy by ensuring record participation in the Lok Sabha elections,' he said.

Mr Modi also appealed to the people of Northeast, where the BJP has no strong presence, to support the party in the coming polls.

'As campaigning ends for 1st phase, I call upon my sisters & brothers of Northeast to bless BJP for comprehensive development of the region,' he said.

He said just as the first rays of the Sun fall on Northeast, he was confident that the first rays of the BJP's 'Mission 272's success will emerge from the region.

'BJP is committed to continuing the good work for development of Northeast that was started by Atal ji. India will develop only when Northeast develops!' he added.

Since February this year, the BJP's PM candidate has addressed multiple rallies across the Northeast.

He has addressed rallies in several parts of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur and Tripura.

Assam and Tripura will go to polls in the first phase on April 7.

(Posted on 05-04-2014)