Over 400 authors have supported a petition appealing people to vote for Prime Minister Narendra Modi again in the on-going Lok Sabha polls. Praising PM Narendra Modi, the petition states that he has secured a place of honour for India in the world by enhancing it’s security, development and progress of every citizen of India. “PM Modi secured a place of honour for our country in the community of nations with his uncompromising commitment to India’s security, and by generating new streams of development and ensuring progress for the last man standing in the queue,” read the petition.
The petition is filed under the banner of Bharatiya Sahitya Sangathan and it claims the support of over 400 authors. The President of Bharatiya Sahitya Sangathan, Daya Prakash Sinha, and it’s Secretary General, Prof. Kumud Sharma, have signed the petition.
The petition appeals people to cast their votes to the party which has gained respect for Indians in foreign countries. “The respect for Indians in general has grown tremendously in foreign countries, our import-export regime has gained in strength and we are moving in step with the world’s developing nations,” states the petition.
The petition also mentions that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) does everything possible to ensure “sabka sath, sabka vikas”. The signatories also acclaimed and credited BJP for “contributing so significantly to this transformed environment to the northeast region of the country”
On the issue of Kashmir, the signatories have voiced that people should vote for the party which is working towards safe return of Kashmiri Pandits to the valley and not to vote those “who are essentially anti-democratic and anti-mankind, who are generating immoral and unethical issues, who have always practiced divisive caste and creed based politics and who follow a communally divisive, vitiating agenda.”
Some of the authors who are in support of this petition are Dr. Narendra Kohli, Suryakant Bali, Chitra Mudgal, Dr. Ramnath Tripathi, Shyam Singh Shashi, Kamal Kishore Goenka, Avnijesh Awasthy, Daya Prakash Sinha, Kumud Sharma, Ram Sharan Gaud, Gajendra Solanki, etc.
Recently, more than 230 writers, 800 theatre and film personalities and over a number of visual artists, including Girish Karnad, Naseeruddin Shah, Ratna Pathak Shah, Amol Palekar, Vinay Pathak, Anurag Kashyap, etc. had appealed people “to vote out hate politics” and choose “diversity”.