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.
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.
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)