Days ahead of the 2019 general elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged cricketers Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma to inspire youngsters to come out and vote. Modi took to social media and tweeted urging India should set a new record of high voter turnout in the upcoming elections. PM Modi’s tweet reads ‘if that happens, democracy will be the winner’. “Dear @msdhoni, @imVkohli and @ImRo45, 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!” read Modi’s tweet.

He also urged other cricketers like Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman to do the same.

The general elections are slated to be held in seven phases starting April 11 to May 19. Earlier, on 12 January 2019, Indian prime minister Narendra Modi launched the Bharatiya Janata Party’s election campaign, which sought a second term in government.