Casting his vote Gujarat’s Ahmedabad, in the third phase of polling on Tuesday, 23 May, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the voter ID was “more powerful” than even an IED while talking to the media.
“The weapon of terrorism is IED, the strength of democracy is voter ID. I can say with surety that the voter ID is much, much more powerful than an IED, so we should understand the strength of our voter IDs.”PM Narendra Modi
He added that one “felt pure” after casting their vote in the festival of democracy.
“Like you feel pure after a holy dip in Kumbh, one feels pure after casting a vote in this festival of democracy.”Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Modi arrived at the polling station set up in Nishan High School, located in the Ranip area of Gujarat's Ahmedabad city, in an open jeep in the morning and exercised his democratic right.
BJP president Amit Shah, who is contesting the Lok Sabha election from the Gandhinagar seat, welcomed PM Modi outside the school and accompanied him to the booth.
While arriving at the polling booth, he greeted thousands of people who had gathered on both sides of the road.
After casting his vote, Modi walked some distance from the polling booth and later had a brief interaction with media persons, where he iterated his message to the voters.
(With inputs from ANI and PTI.)