Star candidates, celebrities vote in Bengal
For two months, they moved through dusty roads and narrow village alleys, asking people to vote for them. Bengal's celebrity Lok Sabha candidates Monday lined up at polling booths to vote in the last phase of the general election.
Reigning matinee idol Dev, contesting on a Trinamool Congress ticket from Ghatal, turned up at the South City polling booth in Jadavpur constituency and proudly held up his voter's id card prior to casting his vote.
He took to Twitter to egg on voters.
"I have given my Vote...Guys go out n vote..Don wait fr the time ..let the time waits fr u. JAI HIND," he tweeted.
Fellow Trinamool nominee, veteran actress Moon Moon Sen, arrived at a polling station in Ballygunge in Kolkata South parlimentary constituency with actress-daughters Raima and Riya in tow.
The Sen daughters, who had religiously accompanied their mother during the exhaustive campaign trail in the Bankura constituency, stood in a queue beside Moon Moon Sen.
Dressed in a white saree, Moon Moon Sen, the daughter of legendary Bengali film actress Suchitra Sen, was accompanied by her husband Bharat Dev Barma. All of them held aloft their Id-proof in unison.
BJP's candidate from Barasat, famed magician P.C. Sorcar Junior, got inked at a booth in Ballugunge in Kolkata South LOk Sabha constituency.
Besides the star candidates, celebrities from various fields took part in the carnival of democracy.
Among those who participated in the balloting were former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly, veteran actors Sabyasachi Chakraborty and Koel Mullick.
As many as 17 constituencies in the state went to the hustings Monday.
(Posted on 12-05-2014)