In an inspiring move, 32-year-old Nagpurian Ashish Sharma travelled all the way from New York to Nagpur so that he could cast his vote during the 2019 Lok Sabha elections on Thursday.
Sharma, who is working as a sales manager in a US based e-commerce firm, had earlier scheduled his visit to the city for April 25 to look after his ailing mother. However, Sharma preponed his trip so that could vote on April 11.
Earlier, Sharma’s firm would bear his travel expenses but this time he had to pay for his travel as he’d preponed his trip.
When Nation Next spoke to Sharma, he said, “Voting was on my agenda. I changed my travel dates after I learnt about the polling dates in the city. I convinced my seniors in my firm to let me visit Nagpur to vote. Sadly, around 53.13% people voted this time in the city. I want to make people understand the importance of voting. We don’t cast our vote, because of which our desired candidate doesn’t come to power.