Lok Sabha Election 2024: Akshay Kumar casts his first vote as an Indian citizen

An image Instagrammed by Akshay Kumar. (Etiquette: Akshay Kumar,

New Delhi:

Akshay Kumar Indian citizens cast their first vote in the fifth phase of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections in Mumbai on Monday. Akshay Kumar interacted with the media after voting. Akshay Kumar wore a C-green shirt. He voted around 7 am. “I have cast my vote. The rest of India will vote as they see fit,” he told media outside the polling station. FYI, Akshay Kumar was granted Indian citizenship on the country’s 77th Independence Day after giving up his Canadian passport. When asked about the low average voter turnout in Mumbai, which the country is witnessing every year, Akshay Kumar quipped, “Abhini has started this. Abhi gave the lyrics (It has just started. And you announced it so early)” He then added, “I have seen around 500-600 people turn up at 7 am. I hope as many people as possible will vote this time.”

Asked how he felt after voting as an Indian citizen, he said, “It feels great.”

After Akshay Kumar received his Indian citizenship, he shared a post on X (formerly known as Twitter). He wrote, “Heart and citizenship, both Hindustani. Happy Independence Day! Jai Hind!” See here:

Akshay Kumar earlier He said he was disappointed when people questioned his “love for country”. “India is everything to me… Everything I’ve earned, everything I’ve achieved is from here. And I’m lucky that I got a chance to give back. It makes you sad when people talk without knowing anything…,” he told news channel Aajtak. In an interview, Mr Kumar said he had applied for Indian citizenship in 2019, however, the process was delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

In Maharashtra, voting was held in 13 Lok Sabha constituencies including six constituencies in Mumbai. Piyush Goyal, Bharti Pawar (Dindori) and Kapil Patil (Bhiwandi) are the main candidates of the BJP, which has also fielded renowned lawyer Ujjwal Nikam (Mumbai North Central).

According to the Election Commission, more than 8.95 crore voters, including 4.69 crore men, 4.26 crore women and 5,409 third-gender voters, will decide the fate of 695 candidates in the fifth phase of the Lok Sabha elections.

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