February 7, 2015 6:30:45 pm
As the battle of ballots raged in the capital, selfies flaunting ‘inked’ fingers were clearly the craze of the day with scores of pictures hitting social networking sites.
Fingers, marked with the indelible ink, were on display on social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook, representing young India’s sense of pride in their democracy.
Hashtags like #DelhiVotes, #GetInked were trending throughout the day as ‘voting’ seemed to have assumed a cool quotient. One Varun Sharma posted a selfie on twitter and wrote, “Came all the way from F’furt (Frankfurt) 2 #GetInked 2 c a Govt which is stable n experienced.”
Kshitij Garg posted, “The only day when you tell your parents that you are going to get inked and they respond by saying ruko beta hum bhi chlte hai #DelhiVotes,” an apparent reference to the Indian parents’ reluctance towards tattoo art.
Chetan Seth wrote, “#getinked Love Delhi, Love to exercise your rights, feel responsible& deliver…Do your bit….”
“Don’t point finger! Get them inked #IVoteSelfie #DelhiElections,” tweeted Devender Narula.
The enthusiasm was noticeable among the youth, of which around 1.50 lakh are first-time voters, out of the 1.33 crore strong electorate in the capital.
Vijender Bora posted on Facebook, “With parents, family, and people’s blessings I have done my duty…Now its your turn to vote for Safe+ Delhi #VotingSelfie #DelhiVotes #DelhiElections (sic).”
Even polling staff were seen clicking selfies with AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal right after he cast his vote at B K Dutt Colony booth in his constituency New Delhi.
Voting began at 8 AM across the 70 Assembly seats of Delhi in which a total of 673 candidates are in the fray.
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