‘Vote for unity, justice, important issues,’ Mallikarjun Kharge urges voters to vote in record numbers | India News

NEW DELHI: As the sixth and penultimate phase of polling for the Lok Sabha elections begins on Saturday, Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge urged voters to vote for unity, justice, and important everyday issues.
“My dear countrymen, the struggle to safeguard democracy and the Constitution has reached its final two phases. Today is the sixth phase of voting and you must vote.Vote for unity, justice, and important issues. Vote against the politics of hatred, slogans, and diversion. Think twice before pressing the button on the EVM,” Kharge posted on X.
“Don’t you want fair politics? Such economic and social security in which we can build a progressive and inclusive India through justice to youth, farmers, women, labour, and equity. If you need this, then people who are voting on 68 seats in 6 states and 2 union territories should vote for building such an India,” the Congress leader added.
Kharge also urged the voters to come out and vote against unemployment and inflation.
“Remember, today is the day when you will be able to defeat the terrible unemployment and uncontrolled inflation that has been spreading for years. Today is the day when you will be able to protect the reservation of Dalits, tribals, and backward classes. Today is the day when you will be able to defeat the unbridled power of dictatorship with the power of democracy. Because, if not now, then never,” he wrote on X.
The Congress president further appealed to the first-time voters to come out and vote in large numbers.
“I appeal to my young friends who are voting for the first time to vote, India’s democracy can be saved from your hands. In the last five phases, dictatorial forces have suffered a major setback, their chairs are shaking, and voices of panic are at their peak. This is the power of your vote. Justice will begin on 4 June, India has decided that the situation will change,” he said.
Congress General Secretary Jairam Ramesh exuded confidence in winning all the seven Lok Sabha seats from the national capital.
“5 phases of elections have been held. It became clear after the first 2 phases that ‘Dakshin mein BJP saaf aur Uttar mein half’, so the INDIA alliance will get a clear and decisive mandate on June 4 and on the 4th the country will bid him (PM Modi) goodbye. I have full confidence that our alliance will win all seven seats in Delhi,” he said.
The seven parliamentary constituencies in Delhi are Chandni Chowk, East Delhi, New Delhi, North East Delhi, North West Delhi, South Delhi, and West Delhi.
A total of 58 constituencies from six states and two union territories are polling in the sixth phase of polling and over 11.13 crore voters will be exercising their franchise to decide the fate of 889 candidates including two former Chief Ministers – Manohar Lal Khattar contesting as the BJP candidate from Karnal and Mehbooba Mufti, the PDP nominee from Anantnag-Rajouri.
The sixth phase of Lok Sabha polls includes eight seats in Bihar, all 10 seats in Haryana, one seat in Jammu and Kashmir, four in Jharkhand, all seven seats in Delhi, six in Odisha, 14 in Uttar Pradesh, and eight in West Bengal.

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