India Today Web Desk New DelhiMarch 13, 2019UPDATED: March 13, 2019 14:01 IST Narendra ModiFrom Congress president Rahul Gandhi to Shiromani Akali Dal’s Harsimrat Badal, actor Ranveer Singh to yoga guru Ramdev, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has one message for the who’s who of India.The Prime Minister, who went on a Twitter spree on Wednesday morning, reached out to people on opposite ends of political, social spectrums, asking them to encourage voting.With 29 tweets in around an hour, Prime Minister asked stars to come together and encourage people to vote in the in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.Here is the full list of celebrities tagged in the customised messages sent from Prime Minister’s Twitter account.1. Rahul Gandhi2. Mamata Banerjee2. Sharad Pawar3. Mayawati4. Akhilesh Yadav5. Tejashwi Yadav6. M K StalinI appeal to @RahulGandhi, @MamataOfficial, @PawarSpeaks, @Mayawati, @yadavakhilesh, @yadavtejashwi and @mkstalin to encourage increased voter participation in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. A high turnout augurs well for our democratic fabric.Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 13, 20197. Salman Khan8. Aamir KhanVoting is not only a right but it’s also a duty.Dear @BeingSalmanKhan and @aamir_khan,It is time to inspire and motivate youth in your own Andaz to vote so that we can strengthen Apna Democracy & Apna country.Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 13, 20199. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar10. Sadhguru11. Baba RamdevDear @SriSri ji, @SadhguruJV ji, @yogrishiramdev ji and Sri M,Spiritual leaders like you inspire many through words and work.I request you to also inspire people towards greater democratic participation.Please encourage greater voter awareness.Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 13, 201912. Kidami Srikanthadvertisement13. P V Sandhu14. Saina NehwalDear @srikidambi, @Pvsindhu1 & @NSaina,The core of badminton is the court and the core of democracy is the vote.Just like you smash records, do also inspire a record-breaking voter turnout. I request you to increase voter awareness & motivate youth to vote in large numbers.Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 13, 201915. Ratan Tata16. Anand Mahindra17. Ashish ChauhanDear @RNTata2000, @anandmahindra and @ashishchauhan,India wins when our democracy gets strengthened.Ensuring maximum participation in voting is the perfect way to strengthen democracy.Can we all make this happen?Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 13, 201918.Ranveer Singh19. Varun Dhawan20. Vicky KaushalMy young friends @RanveerOfficial, @Varun_dvn & @vickykaushal09,Many youngsters admire you.It is time to tell them: Apna Time Aa Gaya Hai and that it is time to turn up with high Josh to a voting centre near you.Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 13, 201921. Lata Mangeshkar22. Sachin Tendulkar23. A R RahmanWhen @mangeshkarlata Didi, @sachin_rt and @arrahman say something, the nation takes note!I humbly request these remarkable personalities to inspire more citizens to come out and vote in the 2019 elections.A vote is a great way to make the people’s voice heard.Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 13, 201924. The Phogat sistersThe prolific Phogat sisters, @geeta_phogat, @BabitaPhogat, @PhogatRitu and @Phogat_Vinesh manifest the best of Indian sporting talent.We’ve seen you in the wrestling world.I urge you all to support the movement to ensure greater voter participation in the ‘Chunavi Dangal.’Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 13, 201925. M S Dhoni26. Rohit SharmaDear @msdhoni, @imVkohli and @ImRo45,You are always setting outstanding records on the cricketing field but this time, do inspire the 130 crore people of India to set a new record of high voter turnout in the upcoming elections.When this happens, democracy will be the winner!Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 13, 201927. Naveen Patnaik28. H D Kumaraswamy29. N Chandrababu Naidu30. YS ReddyI call upon KCR Garu, @Naveen_Odisha, @hd_kumaraswamy, @ncbn and @ysjagan to work towards bringing maximum Indians to the polling booths in the upcoming elections. May voter awareness efforts be strengthened across the length and breadth of India.Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 13, 201931. NItish Kumar32. Ram Vilas Paswan33. Pawan ChamlingDear @NitishKumar, @irvpaswan and @pawanchamling5, soliciting your support and active participation in improving voting across the country in the coming elections.Let us strive to create an atmosphere where maximum voting can take place.Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 13, 201934. Harsimrat Badal35. Chirag Paswan36. Aaditya ThackerayDear @HarsimratBadal_ , @ichiragpaswan and @AUThackeray, increasing awareness among the youth on the importance of voting is a paramount task in front of us.Urging you to do your best to ensure high public participation in the upcoming elections.Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 13, 201937. Mohanlal38. NagarjunaDear @Mohanlal and @iamnagarjuna,Your performances have entertained millions over the years and you have also won many awards. I request you to create greater voter awareness and urge people to vote in large numbers.The award here is, a vibrant democracy.Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 13, 201939. K Satyarthiadvertisement40.Kiran Bedi41. Sudarsan PattnaikDear @k_satyarthi, @thekiranbedi and @sudarsansand,A vote gives voice to people’s aspirations.As widely respected personalities, your efforts towards increasing voter awareness will strengthen India’s democracy.I request you to lend your voice for the same.Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 13, 201942. Neeraj Chopra43. Yogeshwar Dutt44. SushilIndia is proud of @Neeraj_chopra1, @DuttYogi and @WrestlerSushil.However, they made India win because they participated. I request Neeraj, Yogeshwar and Sushil to encourage people to participate in the elections and vote so that India wins here too!Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 13, 201945. Pranab MukherjeeRespected @CitiznMukherjee,Being among India’s most prolific statesmen and someone who has been active in politics for decades, you would understand the power of a vote. I request you to appeal to the people to enrich the festival of democracy by participating in large numbers.Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 13, 201946. Deepika Padukone47. Aliaa Bhatt48. Anushka SharmaRequesting @deepikapadukone, @aliaa08 and @AnushkaSharma to urge people to vote in large numbers for the coming elections.As renowned film personalities whose work is admired by many, I am sure their message will have a positive impact on our citizens.Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 13, 201949.Bajrang Punia50. Shankar Mahadevan51. Manoj BajpayeeDear @BajrangPunia, @shankar_live and @BajpayeeManoj,Your talent and skill has entertained millions, and made India proud.Your voice is respected widely.Please lend strength to our democracy by increasing voter awareness and inspiring people to vote.Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 13, 201952. Anil Kumble53.V V S Laxman54. Virender SehwagDear @anilkumble1074, @VVSLaxman281 and @virendersehwag – your heroic deeds on the cricket pitch have inspired millions.Come, it is time to inspire people once again, this time to vote in record numbers.Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 13, 201955. Akshay Kumar56. Bhumi Pednekar57. Ayushmann KhurranaDear @akshaykumar, @bhumipednekar and @ayushmannk,The power of a vote is immense and we all need to improve awareness on its importance.Thoda Dum Lagaiye aur Voting ko Ek Superhit Katha banaiye.Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 13, 201958. Amitabh Bachchan59. Shah Rukh Khan60. Karan JoharUrging @SrBachchan, @iamsrk and @karanjohar to creatively ensure high voter awareness and participation in the coming elections.Because…its all about loving your democracy (and strengthening it). :)Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 13, 2019The Prime Minister also called upon media leaders to play a vital role in the democracy. As he tagged India Today Group’s Aroon Purie, Ragul Kanwal, Anjana Om Kashyap, Modi asked them to spread awareness among voters.In his last message in the tweet series, the Prime Minister urged the citizens to strengthen voter awareness across the country.My fellow Indians,Urging you all to strengthen voter awareness efforts across India.Let us all ensure maximum number of Indians come out to vote in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 13, 2019ALSO READ | PM Narendra Modi tweets with swag to boost poll turnout. Tags mahagathbandhan tooFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. 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A police constable has been cleared of using his dog as a weapon to “vent his contempt” for criminals. Pc Paul Jackson, 36, was accused of deploying his German shepherd dog Jerry to seriously injure five men who all abandoned cars that were being followed by police in Greater Manchester.But the former lifeguard said he acted in a reasonable and proportionate manner during the incidents between August 2015 and September 2016.The former lifeguard was cleared of five counts of wounding with intent and five alternative counts of causing grievous bodily harm on Friday following a trial at Preston Crown Court. His Greater Manchester Police (GMP) colleague Pc Paul Lockett, 37, from Altrincham, was also cleared of aiding and abetting one of Pc Jackson’s alleged assaults and a second count of misconduct in a public office. In 2010 he rugby-tackled a man who doused himself in petrol and threatened to set himself alight with his family nearby.Five years later, he helped detain a gang who robbed a farmhouse in Hull and tortured a couple.His superior, Inspector Tariq Butt, told the jury Pc Jackson was the “ultimate professional” and added: “If I could clone the traits of a police dog handler it would be Pc Paul Jackson.”Co-accused Pc Lockett also earned a Chief Constable’s Award for his role in apprehending the gangsters in the violent robbery in Hull.He denied acting as lookout in the alleged wounding of Kelly and then failing to report the incident.IOPC regional director Amanda Rowe said: “The next steps are to complete the conduct matters for these officers. Greater Manchester Police agreed with our findings, and we await their response with regard to any further proceedings.” Pc Jackson was investigated by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) after complaints about his use of Jerry and excessive violence while working for GMP’s tactical vehicle intercept unit.The five complainants who gave evidence at the trial all have previous convictions – ranging from cannabis possession and driving offences to a career burglar and a convicted murderer.Pc Jackson denied he lost control in anger and urged Jerry to bite targets. Pc Paul Jackson, 36, was cleared of deploying his German shepherd dog Jerry to seriously injure five menCredit: MEN Media Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Jurors heard the officer has received three commendations – including two Chief Constable’s Awards – since he joined GMP in 2008.