More than 900 artists and people from the field of literature on Wednesday came out openly in support of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), saying the country needs a “Majboot Sarkar” and not a “Mazboor Sarkar”.
The artists who have issued joint statement are Shankar Mahadevan, Triloki Nath Mishra, Vivek Oberoi, Koena Mitra, Anuradha Paudwal, Payal Rohatgi, Hans Raj Hans among others.
“We, creative artistes and persons belonging to the field of literature appeal to all our fellow citizens to cast their vote and exercise their right to elect the new government without any pressure and prejudice,” they said.
Over 900 Artists urges people to vote for Modi
They said that during the last five years, India has seen a government that has delivered corruption-free good governance and development oriented administration.
“During this period, India has acquired greater respect globally. It is our firm conviction that the continuance of the government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the need of the hour,” they said.
“Besides, when challenges like terrorism are before all of us, we need a “Majboot Sarkar” and not a “Mazboor Sarkar” and hence we need the present Govt. to continue.” they added.