Newly-wed couple and 90-yr-old lady put national duty first as they came to vote

The general elections started on April 11 and will continue in 7 phases. As the first phase already concluded, the second phase took place on April 18 in the states of Assam, Jammu and Kashmir, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Manipur, Tamil Nadu and others.

Polling is being carried out for 49 seats in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra, UP, Assam, Bihar, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Jammu & Kashmir, Manipur and Puducherry.

While EVMs stopped working in various states, polling in Tamil Nadu’s Vellore seat had to be cancelled after the recovery of massive amount cash from alleged associates of DMK candidate Kathir Anand who is the son of DMK treasurer Durai Murugan.

Nonetheless, these issues didn’t distract the spirit of voters as young, elderly, disabled even newly married couple came to cast their vote.

For example in J&K’s Udhampur district, a bride and groom dressed in wedding attire came to get their finger inked for their candidate at the polling booth. On the contrary, a pregnant woman in Maharashtra a pregnant woman arrived to cast her vote at polling booth number 164 in Nehru Nagar of Solapur.

Credits: ANI

In Bihar’s Bhagalpur district, 90-year-old Urmila and Usha were aided by CRPF personnel at the polling booth. Also in Karnataka, an elderly couple, 91-year-old Shrinivas and 84-year-old Manjula, elected their representatives at a polling booth in Jayanagar of Bangalore South Parliamentary constituency, as reported by news agency ANI.

As far as Kathua district is concerned, an 80-year-old patient by the name of Jogindero Devi came from the Kathua hospital to vote. Well, in Maharashtra where polling is underway for 10 parliamentary constituencies, a 105-year old Kavaibai Kamble with her family got her finger inked at a polling station in Harangul Budruk in Latur constituency.

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman also cast her vote at polling booth ’54’ in Jayanagar of Bangalore South Parliamentary constituency and Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry Kiran Bedi also stood in the queue to cast her vote.

The polling will come to a close on May 19 and the counting will be done on May 23.


Hailing from Chennai, Chaithanya G is the Managing Director of TheYouth. He has dedicated his whole life to reading and writing.