Maharashtra polls: “Today’s hero is 93-year-old Khanna ji…..”, says Smriti Irani after casting vote

Irani said, “Today’s hero is Khanna ji. He had served in Army. He is 93 and came out to vote. It is an inspiration, request people to come out and vote, If at 93 he can vote, who is stopping you?”

Written by October 21, 2019 15:27

New Delhi: Union Minister Smriti Irani on Monday cast her vote in Mumbai and moments later introduced 93-year-old man to appeal to people to exercise their franchise.

After casting her vote at a polling booth, Smriti Irani was seen having a interaction with 93-year-old voter who served in the army, thus sending out the message that there should be no excuses for people to not exercise their democratic right and duty.

“I have been staying here for the past 20 years… In this festival of democracy, I would like to appeal to everyone to come out and vote,” Irani told media here.

Standing next to a nonagenarian man, Irani said, “Today’s hero is Khanna ji. He had served in Army. He is 93 and came out to vote. It is an inspiration, request people to come out and vote, If at 93 he can vote, who is stopping you?”

Voting is underway in Maharashtra, which has 289-member Assembly. The counting of votes will take place on October 24. (ANI)