Social media allows us a voyeuristic look at what the electorate is saying and thinking. Not just the celebrities, but the common citizens.
Pravin Shah, for example, is clear that today is different. “Daily agenda :- get up, get to work, meetings, work, family, calls blah blah. Agenda for today : save the country! And then everything else,” he says.
Gareth Eswin Thomas is in Delhi, but is a Mumbaikar at heart. And he wants all Mumbaikars to vote, and not duck it and hare off to Lonavala or Khandala or wherever. “Bombay - Go Vote. Make a difference. Put up pics of badly manicured fingers to show you voted. And then head out for your long weekend,” he says.
Perhaps Gareth has a point. We have an NRI reporting on who is arriving to attend the IIFA Awards at Tampa, Florida. “Karim Hirani tags Roshni Patel and he gives her this update. “DEEPIKA PADUKONE is 2 hours away! PRIYANKA CHOPRA is 9 hours away! Get excited people.. and head to Tampa Airport - 9th Floor - Rooftop Green Carpet Party! Today's Line up for Airport Arrivals are: Deepika Padukone - 2:15 PM Vir Das - 2:15 PM Riteish Deshmukh - 2:15 PM Resul Pokooty - 2:15 PM Stephen Baldwin - 5:20 PMMalaika Arora Khan - 5:59 PM Aftabh Shivdasani - 5:59 PM Abhay Deol - 5:59 PMYami Gautam - 5:59 Pritaam Chakraborty - 6:15 PM Bhoomi Trivedi - 6:15 PM Priyanka Chopra - 9:55 PM Rajkumar Hirani - 11:10 PM
Timings might be updated, if so, I will keep you guys posted!,” Karim says.
Lots of Mumbaikars on that list.
Ashok Lalla (@ashoklalla ) is a tad cynical. “#MumbaiTweets. Er, and I hope, votes too. #Elections2014,” he says.
Rajnikanth doesn’t tweet, but he votes. “@ANI_news reports “Lok Sabha Elections 2014 6th Phase: Rajinikanth after casting his vote, gets inked pic.twitter.com/4zp1eUEvCA”
And some more from ANI – and good news at that. “ANI @ANI_news Lok Sabha Elections 2014 6th Phase: Voting begins (In Pic: Mumbaikars line up outside polling booth in Cuffe Parade) pic.twitter.com/fpimBJ5paf.”
Queues at 7.00 am at Cuffe Parade? That’s good news indeed.
More updates later.
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Updated Date: Apr 24, 2014 09:52:27 IST