Modi appeals to vote in Manipur, UP polls

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday appealed to the people of Manipur and Uttar Pradesh to vote in the ongoing state assembly polls.

"Today (Saturday) is the first phase of the Manipur assembly polls. I appeal to voters in the seats polling today to turnout in record numbers and vote," Modi tweeted.

"I appeal to all in Uttar Pradesh to join this festival of democracy and vote in large numbers," the Prime Minister said.

Polling began for the first phase in 38 Manipur constituencies for the 11th state legislative assembly while for 49 seats in the sixth and penultimate phase of the Uttar Pradesh elections on Saturday morning.