With National Duty Taking Precedence Over Personal Duty, Bridegroom Casts His Vote On The Way To His Wedding In Rajasthan

Rajasthan Lok Sabha Elections

Celebrating democracy, a voter in Ganganagar, on Monday, Rajasthan felt that polling day was bigger than his wedding day.

Written By Suchitra Karthikeyan | Mumbai | Updated On:

Celebrating democracy, a voter in Ganganagar, on Monday, Rajasthan felt that polling day was bigger than his wedding day.

Deciding to cast his vote before he ascended the steps to wedding mandap, the bridegroom decided to exercise his democratic right in his constituency.

Interestingly, he was dressed in his wedding attire complete with the traditional headgear and the money garland while casting his vote.

In phase 3 of the Lok Sabha polling, a Maharashtrian bride named Shraddha, turned up at a Pune polling booth, dressed in fine jewellery and a traditional Maharashtrian Navari saree to cast her vote ahead of her wedding. After voting, she happily posed with her inked finger.

"It is our national duty. I felt a little nervous but I liked it," she told news agency ANI.

Previously in the first phase of polls, a groom-to-be was spotted at a booth in Uttar Pradesh's Bijnor, wearing a decked 'sehra' and the traditional money garland. He cast his vote dressed in his wedding suit and proudly posed with the polling security displaying his inked finger.

With 7 states, 51 seats and 674 candidates in the fray, the states that are polling on Monday are- 

Uttar Pradesh: Dhaurahra, Sitapur, Mohanlalganj, Lucknow, Rae Bareli, Amethi, Banda, Fatehpur, Kaushambi, Barabanki, Faizabad, Bahraich, Kaiserganj and Gonda

Rajasthan: Ganganagar, Bikaner, Churu, Jhunjhunu, Sikar, Jaipur Rural, Jaipur, Alwar, Bharatpur, Karauli-Dholpur, Dausa, and Nagaur

West Bengal: Bangaon, Barrackpore, Howrah, Uleberia, Sreerampur, Hooghly and Arambag

Madhya Pradesh: Tikamgarh, Damoh, Khajuraho, Satna, Rewa, Hoshangabad and Betul

Bihar: Sitamarhi, Madhubani, Muzaffarpur, Saran and Hajipur

Jammu and Kashmir: Ladakh and Anantnag

Jharkhand: Kodarma, Ranchi, Khunti and Hazaribagh

In another first, VVPATs will be used in all the polling booths along with the EVMs, EC sources told PTI.

The polls will see seats from where high profile candidates are contending: 

Rahul Gandhi (Congress), Sonia Gandhi (Congress), Rajnath Singh (BJP), Smriti Irani (BJP), Mamata Thakur (TMC), Joy Banerjee (BJP), Rajyavardhan Rathore (BJP), Jyoti Khandelwal (Congress), Maharani Kavita Singh Natiraja (Congress), Jayant Sinha (BJP), Arun Ray (RJD), Chandrika Rai (RJD), Poonam Shatrughan Sinha (SP)  

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