Bengalureans are travelling from different cities and countries to cast their vote on April 18, RJ Disha tells us more
Bengalureans vote tomorrow on April 18. Ever since the polling date was announced, there have been messages and campaigns in the press, social media, radio and TV, motivating people to cast their vote. One such campaign is the Ab Watan Dabayega Button on RedFM and RJ Disha from Morning No.1 with Disha has been the prominent voice talking to her listeners and motivating them to vote.
In a quick chat with Indulge, Disha shares interesting stories about 'travelling voters' of the city and her thoughts about tomorrow's polling day.
Are you voting in Bengaluru?
Tell us about the Ab Watan Dabayega Button campaign, you are also the Youth Ambassador for Elections 2019 chosen by the Election Commission.
I’ve had a fascinating, enriching opportunity to engage with people across age groups, from various cities in India with eclectic backgrounds and diverse professions. I have interacted with first time voters to octogenarians. Even traveling voters (traveling to another city only to cast their vote) have called in to share their stories. Some of them have cancelled, re-scheduled, and cut short their pre-booked holidays to accommodate voting day. There are also voters who are revisiting elections after 25 years and there are big families who are going on a road trip, travelling back to their village to cast their vote.
Watch the travelling voters video here:
Any travelling voters from Bengaluru?
There is a boy flying in from Boston to Bangalore, just to vote. Another man has cut short his Sweden trip to vote. Someone recently went back to Hong Kong after a holiday in the city and will be returning within a month to vote. An Indian working in Australia at the Sydney airport quit his job because he wasn’t granted leaves to vote in India. This reflects the enthusiasm and involvement of the global Indian.
Why do you urge people to vote?
I do it because if people want the country to take them and their opinions seriously, they’ll have to take the country’s elections seriously. If you skip it (voting), then zip it!