PM Modi votes in Ahmedabad, says ‘voter ID more powerful than IED’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday cast his vote in Ahmedabad in the third phase of Lok Sabha elections.

He said a voter ID is more powerful than the IED (improvised explosive device) of terrorism.

“IED is the weapon of terrorism, Voter ID is the strength of democracy. I can say with certainty that the voter ID is much more powerful than an IED, so we should understand the strength of our voter IDs,” Modi said.

Ahead of voting in Ahmedabad, PM Modi urged voters to come out in “record numbers” and cast their vote in the third phase of the Lok Sabha elections.

“Urging all those voting in today’s Third Phase of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections to do so in record numbers. Your vote is precious and will shape the direction our nation takes in the years to come. I’ll be voting in Ahmedabad in a short while from now,” Modi tweeted.

Earlier, Modi met his 98-year-old mother in Gujarat’s Gandhinagar, before driving to Ahmedabad.