Food for thought
As voters lined up at polling stations to cast their vote in the Lok Sabha elections, saffron coloured food packets from ‘Namo Foods’ were distributed at the booth in Noida.— News18.com (@news18dotcom) April 11, 2019
EC has asked for a report if it violates the model code of conduct.
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'Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain' and 'Tujhse Hai Raabta' have been served a show cause notice for promoting Narendra Modi's political schemes like Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan and Ujjwala Scheme.
The Election Commission of India (ECI) also has the arduous task of allotting symbols to other parties and innumerable independent candidates every election.
Uttar Pradesh’s Chief Electoral Officer has asked for the report of this incident from the District Magistrate of Gautam Buddh Nagar to check whether it violates the model code of conduct. READ: Saffron-Coloured Namo Food Packets Greet Voters at Polling Booths in Noida, EC Seeks Report
When News18 reached out to Namo Foods, the food shop said that they did not supply any packets.
Ain't no mountain high enough.
#ElectionsWithNews18 | Huge voter turnout at Thegu Primary School, a polling station located at a height of 13,200 feet under 21-Gnathang Machong constituency, in Sikkim.— News18.com (@news18dotcom) April 11, 2019
(@karishmahasnat reports) #VotingRound1 #IndiaElections2019
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Back to the future.
An NRI couple from US has come down to India to exercise their franchise. Amrut and Amruta Kapare voted in their home constituency of Nagpur.— News18.com (@news18dotcom) April 11, 2019
Their 3 months old daughter sleeps, as the doting parents say they have voted for their daughter's bright future. #ElectionsWithNews18 pic.twitter.com/xZHjNsgGbM
Allegations of clashes, EVM malfunctioning, lack of basic amenities and deployment of forces, were some of the major concerns raised in Alipurduar and Cooch Behar.
#ElectionsWithNews18: 100 year old veteran coming to cast his vote at PS 7 under 25AC Mokokchung District, Nagaland.@karishmahasnat reports.#IndiaElections2019 #VotingRound1— News18.com (@news18dotcom) April 11, 2019
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As the world's largest deomcracy gears up for elections, it's important to remember that size doesn't matter, your vote does.
In the field are 185 candidates, including 178 farmers who jumped into the fray to support their demand for remunerative price for turmeric and red sorghum and setting up of a Turmeric Board based in Nizamabad.
Voters please note that mobile phones are NOT allowed inside polling booths. Even if they are switched off.— Soumyadip Choudhury (@soumyadip) April 11, 2019
Don't get misled by news reports claiming otherwise.
This #LokSabhaElections2019 #ButtonDabaoDeshBanao but phone ghar pe chhor ke jao
Speaking of age just being a number!
Oldest Voter of Sikkim casts her vote today— News18.com (@news18dotcom) April 11, 2019
107 old Ms. Sumitra Rai casts her vote at Government Secondary School, Kamrang polling station under 10 Poklok Kamrang Assembly Constituency. @karishmahasnat reports. #IndiaElections2019 #VotingRound1 pic.twitter.com/ZwT0ViNqGy
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