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Saturday, 17 May 2014

Most viral photos from Elections 2014_Part_1

Quaint slogans and appalling invectives concurrently punctuate the electoral air. Hundreds of thousands of curious supporters throng political rallies to listen to star politicians. Dozens of political parties owing allegiance to various regional aspirations, religious mores, caste equations, diverse ideologies and ethnicities jostle around to woo the voter. Lookalikes and celebrities, transgender candidates and hardboiled political veterans, unknown faces and women contestants fight each other, adding spice and colour to electioneering. Jet-setting campaigners fly around covering the length and breadth of the country to sell their ideas to an expectant electorate. From models stripping in support of contestants to candidates violating model code and being abused in public, controversies are galore, too. We bring you the most controversial and viral scenes from the world's largest elections ever in which 815 million people are eligible to vote

 Even as cadres in Gujarat continue to wait for Narendra modi's golden touch, Rajiv Shukla was busy imparting a different kind of touch. In a photograph that has gone viral on social networking sites Twitter and Facebook, much fun has been made of Shukla who is seen caressing Bollywood actor Ameesha Patel's cheek during a roadshow for Congress candidate Nand Gopal Gupta in Allahabad.
 Amrita Rai, journalist with a reputed news channel has confirmed on micro blogging site, Twitter that she has decided to marry Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh as she has mutually separated from her husband.
 Opposition leaders created a storm over Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's controversial selfie and flashing of the party symbol after casting his ballot in Ahmedabad.

Post-voting, Modi clicked a selfie of his inked finger along with the party's election symbol - the Lotus - triggering political slugfest and a demand for EC inquiry into a possible model code of conduct breach.
 Actor turned politician Chiranjeevi landed in trouble as he stepped out to vote on Wednesday (April 30). While waiting to cast his vote at a polling station, he allegedly tried to jump the queue and was asked by a voter to return to his place and respct the voter's queue.
 A small-time model Meghna Patel has put Modi and his supporters in a fix by posing almost in the buff. Meghna has posed with lotus and a placard seeking support for Modi in a series of photographs that have gone viral on the Net. In one of the photos, Meghna is posing nude with a placard reading ‘vote for Narendra Modi’ covering her torso.
 This “bold” act of support has left the Maharashtra BJP embarrassed. State BJP spokesperson Madhav Bhandhari said: "We welcome people supporting us, but we are not in support of such vulgar display. If you want to support Modi, there are other ways like attending his rallies.
 Actress Nagma, who is standing as a Congress candidate in the upcoming general elections, was publicly touched by Congress legislator Gajraj Singh who tried to kiss her while she was campaigning in Hapur. Nagma is the party's Lok Sabha candidate from Meerut constituency in Uttar Pradesh and had gone to Hapur to campaign for her party.

Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and her daughter Priyanka made a joint appearance for the first time in the Uttar Pradesh assembly election on Tuesday.Priyanka pinched her mother’s cheek and followed up the affectionate gesture with the promise of a gift. Addressing a public rally at Rai Bareily she said, “I promise Ma, that we willget her all the 10 seats of Rae Bareli and Amethi.”
 Circulating images of Rahul Gandhi interacting with voters at polling booths while polling was on for the Amethi Lok Sabha seat, both the BJP and the AAP alleged that the Congress is trying to influence voters on election day.

 The images showed the Congress vice president talking to voters inside a polling booth in Amethi, while another image showed him looking at an EVM while a voter stands next to him. The images were shared on the Twitter handles of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).

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