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Strong government, inked selfie craze bring youth to booths

THE ASIAN AGE. | BHASKAR HARI SHARMA
Published : May 13, 2019, 3:45 am IST
Updated : May 13, 2019, 3:46 am IST

The selfie craze was not only restricted to the youths but also it has grasped all the age groups.

Apart from the strong government, Inked selfie was also the reason why netizens came forward and used their franchise.
 Apart from the strong government, Inked selfie was also the reason why netizens came forward and used their franchise.

New Delhi: Apart from the strong government, Inked selfie was also the reason why netizens came forward and used their franchise. Scores of voters especially young and first time voters were filled with enthusiasm when they reached their polling booths to cast the votes but icing on the cake for the youths was the inked selfie which was more of a fashion statement for the voters.

Not only the youths but even the middle aged voters too posed for a selfie after casting their vote. Without being aware about the local issues and the candidates, some of the youths said that family pressure and peer pressure were some of the reason because of which they voted.

Among the first time voters in Chandni chowk constituency, Ritesh Kumar a student of Law Faculty said, “ our exams are going on but I decided to use my franchise the day I received my election commission card. Indeed it if for the country but in todays scenario it is more of a fashion statement.

The first thing many of the voters did after voting was to get hold of their mobile phones and pose for a picture with the inked finger and later posting it on social media.

When asked a group of girls who were posing for picture in Pitam pura area about what sort of government youths want, one of the girl Rachna replied: “We are not much aware about the ongoing politics in India but what drag us to the polling booth is curiosity to watch and use EVM machines and enjoy our democratic rights. It is a double bonanza for us, first the voting experience and second an opportunity to flaunt the inked finger on social media. It gives us an opportunity to mock those who failed to do so,” she added with laughter.

The selfie craze was not only restricted to the youths but also it has grasped all the age groups. A middle aged couple was seen taking selfie outside the polling booth in Ashok Vihar along with their elderly parents, who were first quite hesitating while clicking the snap but finally posed for one in Model Town area.

Tags: polling booth, evm machines, inked selfie craze