Infosys founder Narayana Murthy and philanthropist Sudha Murthy cast their vote in the Karnataka elections on May 10, 2023 at Jayanagar in Bengaluru. (@ANI/Twitter)
Karnataka Elections 2023: Infosys founder Narayana Murthy standing in line outside a polling booth in Jayanagar, Bengaluru, says people have no right to criticize the administration if they don’t vote
Infosys founder Narayana Murthy and philanthropist Sudha Murthy have a message for you if you are a resident of Karnataka and are planning not to vote in Wednesday’s polling for the assembly elections 2023.
“Please look at us. We are old, but we got up at 6 am and came here to vote. Please learn from us. Voting is a sacred part of democracy,” said Sudha Murthy as she and her husband Narayana Murthy arrived at a polling station in Karnataka Standing in line outside.
The couple, whose daughter Akshata Murthy is married to UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, voted at Jayanagar in Bengaluru.
“First, we vote. Then we can say it’s good, it’s not good. But if we don’t do that, we don’t have the right to criticize,” said Narayana Murthy.
other early voters karnataka assembly election 2023 Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, former chief minister BS Yediyurappa and ‘Rajamate’ Pramoda Devi Wadiyar, a member of the Mysuru royal family.
Saint Siddhalinga Swamiji of Tumakuru-based Siddhaganga Mutt, actor Ramesh Aravind, senior Congress leader G Parameshwara, and ministers R Ashok, Araga Gyanendra, CN Ashwath Narayan and K Sudhakar also exercised their franchise in the early hours of polling at 7 am.
Voting underway at a brisk pace at several polling stations in Bengaluru, with senior citizens leading the way in some of them.
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