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Sachin Tendulkar casts vote with son Arjun, wife Anjali in Maharashtra Assembly elections

Sachin Tendulkar and his family cast their votes in the Maharashtra Assembly elections on Monday.

India TV Sports Desk India TV Sports Desk
New Delhi Updated on: October 21, 2019 14:18 IST
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Image Source : INSTAGRAM/SACHIN TENDULKA

Sachin Tendulkar and his family cast their votes in the Maharashtra Assembly elections on Monday.

Sachin Tendulkar and his family cast their votes in the ongoing Maharashtra Assembly elections on Monday. 

Voting began on a brisk note in the Assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana on Monday with people queuing up outside polling booths since early morning.

"Happy to have voted & fulfilled my responsibility. Let’s turn out in large numbers to vote & be part of a vibrant democracy," Tendulkar wrote on Instagram, as he shared a picture with his family.

Giving an example of some senior citizens who were keen on exercising their franchise, the cricketer also urged people to come out and vote.

"This morning, I read in a newspaper something which is not so common and talks about commitment. The article made a mention of three senior citizens, including one wheelchair-bound 94-year-old person, who was going to make an effort to come out and vote," Tendulkar said.

Polling is also being held in the by-election to 51 Assembly seats and two Lok Sabha constituencies spread across 18 states.

The voting commenced at 7 am and will end at 6 pm.

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, who was among the early voters in Nagpur, said people will vote on the basis of the five-year performance of the Narendra Modi government at the Centre and the Devendra Fadnavis-led dispensation in Maharashtra.

Many celebrities, including actors Madhuri Dixit and Aamir Khan, also cast their votes in the morning. 

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