‘Excuses can wait, election can’t’: PIB uses famous Border scene for voter awareness

NEW DELHI: With the 17th Lok Sabha Elections just around the corner, various campaigns have been launched to raise awareness about voting. Latest to join the bandwagon is the Press Information Bureau (PIB). Using a popular scene from the superhit 90s film, Border, PIB posted on Twitter, ""Excuses Can Wait, Election Can't".

Featuring Sunny Deol in the role of Major Kuldeep Singh and Sudesh Berry aka Mathura Das from the JP Dutt's patriotic film, PIB altered the dialogues from the scene where a jawan was celebrating approval of his leaves.

"Sir, main vote nahi de paunga, I have other plans (Sir, I can't cast my vote, I have other plans)" Mathura Das is seen saying. And stressing that voting is a "commitment" to the country, Major Singh is seen replying, "Aagar sabne plans ka bahana bana kar vote nahi dala toh democracy kaise majboot hogi (If everyone doesn't vote using their plans as an excuse, how will the democracy be stronger)".

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