Among the many voters who made the news on polling day in Kerala and Tamil Nadu were several women who were over-dressed for the occasion. Evidently, they were on the way to their own weddings or had stopped by after getting married as they did not want to give up their franchise.
A bride from Tirupur, who voted at Palapalayam booth number 215 at Samalpuram, Tirupur.
Twenty-five-year old Anu from Thiruvananthapuram is a first time voter. Posing with her husband, she told the media that she considered exercising her maiden franchise on par with her wedding day in terms of importance. Hence she was more than happy to hop from the salon to the booth and onward to the wedding venue, an hour’s drive away.
Newly married couple in Thiruvananthapuram.
As the day wore on, journalists scrambled to photograph couples who turned up in their wedding finery, and who were flaunted the indelible violet ink with equal pride. Images from across Tamil Nadu and Kerala
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