Jharkhand polls: EC ropes in Dhoni to ensure high turnout

Last Updated: Sunday, November 22, 2009 - 22:52

Ranchi: Amid Maoist calls to boycott the
Jharkhand assembly election, Election Commission has roped in
Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni to appeal to the
electorate to come out in large numbers to cast votes.

"The CD with Dhoni`s appeal to voters has been released,"
Deputy Commissioner of Ranchi K K Soan told PTI.

The CD "My vote my future" features Dhoni, a resident of
Ranchi, and appeals to the people of Jharkhand to conquer
their future by casting votes.

The CDs have been released to the cable networks and
electronic news channels, he said.

Around 55 per cent voter turnout was registered during
Lok Sabha polls this year.

Maoist posters urging people to boycott polls have
appeared in districts like Latehar in Jharkhand, officials
said.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, November 22, 2009 - 22:52

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