Paresh Rawal Casts Vote in Mumbai, Suggests Punishment for “Those Who Don’t Vote”


As the voting for the fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections got underway, veteran Bollywood actor Paresh Rawal exercised his democratic duty by casting his vote at a polling booth in Mumbai on Monday morning. Rawal was among the early voters for the fifth phase of the Lok Sabha elections 2024.

After casting his vote, Rawal interacted with the media, emphasizing the importance of participating in elections. “Then you will say, government doesn’t do this, doesn’t do that… If you will not vote today, then you will be responsible, not the government,” Rawal stated, urging citizens to take responsibility for their civic duties. Rawal also suggested implementing penalties for those who abstain from voting. “There should be some provisions for those who don’t vote, like an increase in tax or some other punishment,” he added.

Earlier in the day, several Bollywood celebrities, including Akshay Kumar, Shahid Kapoor, Sanya Malhotra, Rajkummar Rao, and Janhvi Kapoor, were also seen at their respective polling booths in Mumbai, demonstrating their commitment to the democratic process.

The fifth phase of the Lok Sabha elections is a critical part of the seven-phase electoral process, with extensive arrangements made to ensure a smooth and secure voting experience for all citizens. Elections in six Lok Sabha seats of Mumbai are underway for Phase 5 of the ongoing Lok Sabha elections 2024. The constituencies voting today include Mumbai North, Mumbai North West, Mumbai North East, Mumbai North Central, Mumbai South, and Mumbai South Central.

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