Riteish Deshmukh and John Abraham, were among the first few Bollywood celebrities to cast their votes on Monday during the Maharasthra assembly elections 2019.

Polling began for 288 Assembly constituencies in Maharasthra at 7 am will continue till 6 pm today.

Riteish shared pictures post polling on his official Instagram account.

He also shared a picture with his wife Genelia and captioned it, “We have voted in #Latur…. I urge every voter to go out & vote. #maharashtra #elections.”

John Abraham also shared a picture of him on his official Instagram handle with a caption that read, “Cast your vote!!!”

Dia Mirza shared a picture of herself on social media.

Veteran lyricist and poet Gulzar also made a special appeal to senior citizens in Maharasthra to cast their vote.

Asking them to vote now so that they don’t have reasons to complain later, Gulzar told ANI, “Even during the Aarey protest I saw younger generation arriving to support the cause, I think they are more to the point and responsible. That’s why my appeal is to senior citizens. If you don’t cast your vote, you have no right to complain later.”

Aamir Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Lara Dutta, Ravi Kishan and Padmini Kolhapure also cast their votes on Monday.

Of the 288 seats, BJP is contesting on 164, while the Shiv Sena has fielded 126 candidates in the state.

Counting of votes will take place on October 24.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

We have voted in #Latur…. I urge every voter to go out & vote. #maharashtra #elections

A post shared by Riteish Deshmukh (@riteishd) on

 

View this post on Instagram

 

Cast your vote !!!

A post shared by John Abraham (@thejohnabraham) on