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Ral polls: Selfies with inked fingers swamp social media

Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

Selfies of people proudly showing off fingers flooded as went to polls Friday in 199 out of the 200 Assembly constituencies.

Voters, particularly youngsters, took to platforms like WhatsApp, and to post their pictures after exercising their franchise.

"Having voted is also a source of pride in the democracy. Therefore, I put a status (on about having voted) as soon as I came out of the polling station," a voter said.

"Have chosen my future, you too show up," read the status of Deepesh Goyal, who voted in Ajmer.

CA students and also showed excitement after casting their votes in Malvia Nagar constituency in

"Yes we are flaunting this mark of using our democratic right and we are happy after voting," they told PTI.

Engineering student only posted a picture of his finger and said the focus was on the ink mark and it was a sign that he had voted.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, December 07 2018. 15:30 IST