PM Modi PLEADS Rahul, Mamata and Other Top Opposition Leaders: Details Inside

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Few people can expect to open their Twitter account on a Wednesday morning and discover this message from Prime Minister Narendra Modi: “Thoda dum lagaiye.”

But that’s how Modi asked Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar, the stars of Bollywood’s Dum Laga Ke Haisha, to pitch in and make India’s general election a success.

India will hold elections to the seventeenth Lok Sabha in seven phases between April 11 and May 19. Votes will be counted on May 23.

The election is shaping up to be a contest between an NDA government widely seen as having avenged a suicide bombing in Kashmir, and an increasingly united opposition — one that includes a Congress buoyed by strong state election performances in the Hindi belt.

National Conference leader Omar Abdullah, said it was good to see him appealing to celebrities to boost turnout.