Over 900 personalities from the fields of art and literature have come forward in the support of prime minister Narendra Modi. In a statement issued under the banner of Nation First Collective, it was said that the country needs a “Majboot Sarkar” and not a “Majboor Sarkar”.
Some popular names that have signed the statement include Pandit Jasraj, Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan, Shankar Mahadevan, Malini Awasthi, Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Vivek Oberoi, Pallavi Joshi, Anuradha Poudwal etc.
The joint statement comes a week after more than 600 theatre personalities, including Amol Palekar, Naseeruddin Shah, Girish Karnad and Usha Ganguli, had signed a letter asking people to “vote BJP and its allies” out of power, arguing that the idea of India and its constitution are under threat.
The joint statement also underscored that during the last five years, India has seen a government which delivered “corruption-free good governance and development oriented administration.”
The joint statement signed by a total of 907 personalities said,
“It is our firm conviction that the continuance of Govt. led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the need of the hour.
We need a “Majboot Sarkar” and not a ‘Mazboor Sarkar’.”
— BJP (@BJP4India) April 10, 2019
“We, creative artistes and persons belonging to the field of literature appeal to all our fellow citizens to cast their vote and exercise their right to elect the new government without any pressure and prejudice”. It said that during the last five years, India has seen a government that has delivered corruption-free good governance and development-oriented administration.
“During this period, India has acquired greater respect globally. It is our firm conviction that the continuance of the government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the need of the hour,” the statement said. They said that when facing challenges like terrorism, we need a “Majboot Sarkar” and not a “Mazboor Sarkar”. The statement categorically asserts that “continuance of government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the need of the hour.”
Recently acclaimed actor Ranvir Shorey tweeted a video of himself asking people to vote based on their own conscience, and not because someone told them to vote against the incumbent Government as whatever problems the nation faces today were not born in the past five years alone, and instead had their seeds sown much ago.
— रanviर_ डhoरeय_ (@RanvirShorey) April 10, 2019
The group of 907 celebrities, which came out openly in support of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has also said that they need the present government to continue.
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