Controversy
"It is my way of showing endorsement for Narendra Modi's work and asking support for his re-election," declared Mukesh, who is getting married on February 21.

He doesn't want guests to bring any gifts on his wedding but his only request to them is to vote for Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the coming general elections.

The wedding card of a 27-year-old from Hyderabad has been doing the rounds on social media, after it stated that, "Our gift is your vote for Modi in 2019 Lok Sabha election".

An ardent supporter of Modi, Mukesh Rao Yande is getting both bouquets and brickbats for his action. He said that his parents and other family members had reservations over printing this on the wedding card since guests may not like this, as they may be supporters of other political parties. However, Mukesh, an Assistant Engineer in state-run Telangana Power Generation Corporation, had his way.

"It is my way of showing endorsement for Narendra Modi's work and asking support for his re-election," declared Mukesh, who is getting married on February 21.

Mukesh says that he doesn't mind when people call him a ‘Modi Bhakt’ and believes that Modi is leading the country on the right path by undertaking several initiatives like ‘Swacch Bharat Abhiyan’.

The youth said while he had backed Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) in the recent Assembly elections in Telangana, he wants to see Modi back as the Prime Minister.

However, Mukesh is not the first person to come up with such an idea. With just months to go for the Lok Sabha polls in the country, similar wedding invites have surfaced from Gujarat, Karnataka and even Delhi and other parts of the National Capital Region (NCR).

Just two weeks ago, the wedding invite of a couple in Karnataka had a picture of Modi, with the same caption, stating, "Our gift is your vote for Modi in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections”.

 

IANS inputs