While the Election Commission and the Press Information Bureau have been upping their pop-culture quotient with some very well-received teases in their efforts to encourage a high voter turnout in the ongoing Lok Sabha polls, that endeavour has now reached a new peak.
In its latest tweets, the Election Commission has referenced something that is coming up with a Game of Thrones connect, and then, about forty minutes later, the PIB has posted a set of Game of Thrones-inspired memes encouraging people to vote and about the significance of voting:
"? Is Coming" the EC said in its first tweet, in reference to the show's famous 'Winter Is Coming' warning which has finally now come true with the debut of Season 8.
And subsequent to that, the election has been given a Game of Thrones spin by the Press Information Bureau:
There are three memes: The first is based on Tyrion Lannister, the second on Hodor and the third, about how Elections Phases 2 to 7 are coming!
Here it is:
The first phase of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls were held on Thursday with the next one due on April 18. The final phase is on May 19, following which counting will be held on May 23.
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