New Delhi, July 16: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday called the Presidential elections, scheduled for Monday, historic. The Prime Minister using social media said that this is the first time that none of the two factions have made unreasonable argumentation against each other’s candidates and appealed the lawmakers to not waste a single vote.Also Read - PM Modi Declares January 16 as National Startup Day, Calls Startups As Backbone of New India
The Prime Minister took to micro-blogging site Twitter to spread this message of the poll which takes place on July 17, that is Monday. Modi talked of how this attitude of the parties showed that Indian democracy is matured one. Furthermore, he also emphasised on how not a single vote should be wasted to make the election on Monday historic. Also Read - Bikaner-Guwahati Express Derails: Railway Orders High-level Inquiry, NFR Completes Rescue Ops | Key Points
In a series of tweets PM Modi said that perhaps this is the first time that none of the parties involved have trash talked about the other party’s candidate and said that this makes the Presidential Election 2017 historic. Also Read - LIC IPO News: LIC May Be Valued At Rs 15 Lakh Crore, Will Make It Second Largest Company In India
Modi also said that all the parties involved have maintained the decorum of the Presidential election and this is the sign of maturity that India as a democracy is. He said, “Now we must ensure that not even a single vote is wasted.”
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The Presidential Election 2017 is scheduled for July 17, Monday and the two candidates being fielded in this race are Ram Nath Kovind and Meira Kumar. Kovind, the Governor of Bihar has been fielded by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led NDA and Kumar, the former Lok Sabha speaker has been fielded by the Congress-led opposition.
32 polling stations have been set up, reportedly one in Parliament House and one each in the state legislative assemblies. The Elections Commission has reportedly appointed 33 observers to oversee the conduct of the election. Reportedly, two of the observers will be deployed in the Parliament House and one each in the respective state assemblies.