Sudha Murty Urges Citizens to Vote in Bengaluru During 2024 Lok Sabha Elections

Prominent figures Sudha Murty and NR Narayana Murthy cast their votes, urging citizens to exercise their democratic right in the crucial 2024 Lok Sabha elections in Karnataka.

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Sudha Murty Urges Citizens to Vote in Bengaluru During 2024 Lok Sabha Elections

Sudha Murty Urges Citizens to Vote in Bengaluru During 2024 Lok Sabha Elections

Sudha Murty, a Rajya Sabha MP, author, and philanthropist, cast her vote at the BES polling station in Bengaluru, Karnataka, during the second phase of the Lok Sabha elections 2024. After exercising her democratic right, Murty urged citizens, especially the youth, to participate and vote, emphasizing that it is their right to choose their leader.

Murty, who was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2023 for her contribution to social work, is married to the co-founder of Infosys, NR Narayana Murty, and is the mother-in-law of UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak. President Droupadi Murmu had nominated Sudha Murty to the Rajya Sabha on March 8. "After voting, Murty urged citizens, especially the urban population, to exercise their right to vote and choose their leaders," a statement from her office said.

Narayana Murthy also exercised his voting rights at the same polling station in Bengaluru. The couple's presence at the polling booth drew attention and highlighted the importance of participation in the electoral process.

Why this matters: The 2024 Lok Sabha elections are vital in determining the future political landscape of India. The participation of prominent figures like Sudha Murty and NR Narayana Murthy serves as an inspiration for citizens to actively engage in the democratic process and make their voices heard through voting.

Karnataka is voting on 14 seats in the second phase of the Lok Sabha elections, and the state saw the BJP securing 25 out of 28 seats in the 2019 elections. The electoral battle in Karnataka is primarily between the Congress party and the BJP-JD(S) alliance, with key candidates to watch including Tejasvi Surya, Shobha Karandlaje, and others.

Sudha Murty's appeal to citizens, particularly the youth, to exercise their right to vote resonates with the election commission's data, which noted that over 34.8 lakh first-time voters and 3.28 crore young voters in the 20-29 age group were registered to vote. "It is their right to choose their leader," Murty emphasized, underlining the significance of every vote in shaping the nation's future.

Key Takeaways

  • Sudha Murty, Rajya Sabha MP, cast her vote in Bengaluru, urged citizens to vote.
  • Murty awarded Padma Bhushan in 2023 for social work, married to Infosys co-founder.
  • Narayana Murthy also voted at the same polling station, highlighting electoral participation.
  • 2024 Lok Sabha elections crucial for India's political future, Karnataka a key battleground.
  • Over 34.8 lakh first-time and 3.28 crore young voters registered, Murty emphasizes their right to vote.