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Lok Sabha Election #BallotBuzz: As India Lines Up at The Polls, Funny Business is Afoot

News18.com | April 11, 2019, 5:02 PM IST
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As more than 140 million (or 14 crore, depending on how you measure quantities that large) people gather prepare to vote on the first day of the seven-phase Lok Sabha elections 2019, all eyes are on trained at the 91 constituencies that go to the polls today. On this momentous occasion of national import, it's good to remember to take a breather once in a while. Perhaps take a step back and look at the bigger picture, or watch a video, or read a funny tweet, and try to relax, just a bit. At the end of the day, we're all in it together. For instance, Karnataka Housing minister MTB Nagaraj visited Katigenahalli village in Hoskote, and in a bid to 'sway' voters, broke into a 'naagin dance' to convince voters to pick him. Meanwhile, a Jana Sena Party candidate in Andhra Pradesh was arrested after he damaged an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) on Thursday as polling for the 25 Lok Sabha seats and 175-member Assembly was underway in the state. All parliamentary constituencies of Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Andaman and Nicobar and Lakshadweep, Telangana and Uttarakhand have gone to the polls in this phase. Besides, several constituencies of Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jammu and Kashmir, Maharashtra, Manipur, Odisha, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal will also vote in this phase. Follow us for LITE UPDATES:
Apr 11, 2019 5:02 pm (IST)

92-year-old Ghulam Ahmad Mir, casts his vote in Handwara, Jammu & Kashmir. “I will keep voting in every election till I am alive."

Apr 11, 2019 4:25 pm (IST)

The Many Shades of Democracy

Apr 11, 2019 4:13 pm (IST)

Food for thought

Apr 11, 2019 3:57 pm (IST)

The method behind the madness

Apr 11, 2019 2:57 pm (IST)

Women at work

Apr 11, 2019 2:37 pm (IST)

Seize the day, or seize the vote?

Apr 11, 2019 2:24 pm (IST)

Because fulfilling your civic duties is cool too. 

Apr 11, 2019 2:11 pm (IST)

Apna Time Aayega

Apr 11, 2019 1:59 pm (IST)

Talk about up-voting!

Apr 11, 2019 1:28 pm (IST)

Who's going to win the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections? Vote to get enlightened.

Apr 11, 2019 1:13 pm (IST)

Find all the latest election updates here.

Apr 11, 2019 12:54 pm (IST)

Dance like a man, vote like a citizen.

Apr 11, 2019 12:40 pm (IST)

Ain't no mountain high enough.

Apr 11, 2019 12:31 pm (IST)

Back to the future.

Apr 11, 2019 12:12 pm (IST)
We don't know about the kids, but the senior citizens are all right, for sure.

Apr 11, 2019 12:02 pm (IST)

As the world's largest deomcracy gears up for elections, it's important to remember that size doesn't matter, your vote does.

Apr 11, 2019 11:51 am (IST)
"This is the first time in the world where elections are conducted with such a large number of candidates using (such a large number of) EVMs," said Chief Electoral Officer Rajat Kumar. READ: With Long List of Lok Sabha Candidates, 12 EVMS in Each Booth, All Eyes on Telangana's Nizamabad

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.

Apr 11, 2019 11:42 am (IST)

The more you know, right?

Apr 11, 2019 11:32 am (IST)

Mind it!

Apr 11, 2019 11:23 am (IST)

Sweet gesture or sticky situation?

Apr 11, 2019 11:13 am (IST)

Important Notice

Apr 11, 2019 11:10 am (IST)

Speaking of age just being a number!

Apr 11, 2019 10:58 am (IST)

As FLOTUS would say, Be Best!

Apr 11, 2019 10:45 am (IST)

Because age is just a number, and we need a number of votes to form the next government.

Apr 11, 2019 10:30 am (IST)
Apr 11, 2019 10:18 am (IST)

Men not required.

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