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Social media comes in handy for Hyderabadi voters

A Family posing for their social media page after voting

Social media platforms were abuzz with news and developments of voting in Hyderabad. Whether it was to express happiness over voting for the first time, venting ire over missing names in the electoral rolls or exhorting others to go out and vote, the social media came in handy for voters in the city.

Taking pictures of fingers marked with ink and posting them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram along with the caption ‘I am inked’ was the most common picture on the poll day. As the day progressed and it became apparent that the voting percentage in the city was going to be low, Twitter, Facebook, and Whatsapp were flooded with messages encouraging others and to go out and vote.

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In fact, TRS working president, K T Rama Rao on Thursday afternoon on Twitter urged voters in Hyderabad to do their duty. “Those of you who haven’t yet voted, please do. We do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate,” he said.

Social Media contribution

Twitter and Facebook also became favorite outlets to post for first-time voters. Commissioner of Police, Hyderabad, Anjani Kumar accompanied his son Arish, who voted for the first time on Thursday. Later, the official Twitter account of the Hyderabad City Police tweeted the picture of a beaming Arish along with his parents. Whether it was to express happiness over voting for the first time, venting ire over missing names in the electoral rolls or exhorting others to go out and vote, the social media came in handy for voters in the city.

A voter, Dr. Shanta Thoutam on Twitter uploaded her inked finger and said “I voted for the first time in my life. I voted for best governance to take center stage, Go exercise your vote diligently,” she tweeted.

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