Newly weds exercise their franchise

Newly weds exercise their franchise

Ravikanth after casting his vote on Thursday.

As many as three couples took time off from their hectic marriage rituals to cast their votes in their respective polling booths on Thursday.

Ravikanth, a resident of Kadagadalu village and engaged to Bhavyashree of Karike village, had scheduled the date of marriage coinciding with the Lok Sabha poll date. As the preparations were underway at the marriage hall, the bridegroom, clad in his traditional wedding attire, went to the polling booth in the morning and cast his vote. Later, he proceeded to the marriage hall for the muhurtham’.

Bhavani from the same village tied the nuptial knot on Thursday. She took time amid the marriage rituals and came to the polling booth located seven km away from the marriage hall to exercise her franchise.

Rites and duty

Yashwitha of Boyikeri village and Chandra of Maragodu village, after casting their vote in their respective polling booths, participated in the marriage rituals at Ambedkar Sabha Bhavan, Madikeri.

Another newly wed couple Girish – Latha from Sampaje village in Madikeri taluk cast their vote, soon after the ‘muhurtham’.

Bopanna, a groom from Birunani, cast his vote at Birunani polling booth. Vidya, a resident of Kajoor, came on her wedding day, to cast her vote at Government High School polling booth, Aiguru, in Somwarpet. Manjula, a bride from Abhyatmangala, too, cast her vote in a polling booth in Suntikoppa.