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Lok Sabha elections - Bollywood linking: Mohabbatein to Gangs of Wasseypur, these poll memes are both witty and inspiring

Apr 13, 2019, 11:29 AM IST
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Lok Sabha elections have already begun and the voter turnout in the first phase met the expectations of the authorities. The Election Commission of India and PIB have been urging voters to turn out in large numbers through various campaigns and even resorted to memes to get the attention, especially of, the youth who form a large part of the voting community in India. In an interesting move, the ECI and PIB have used stills from popular movies to make memes and thereby create voter awareness about the crucial necessity to go out and cast their vote. Below are some of them, which are witty but inspiring at the same time:

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Shah Rukh Khan’s Mohabbatein

Shah Rukh Khan’s Mohabbatein

The PIB used stills from Shah Rukh Khan-starrer 'Mohabbatein' to send out the message emphasising the importance of voting. "Ballot Is a Power, Distributed Equally Among All Indians. #LoksabhaElections2019 begin today. Let’s claim our equal stake in the future of #India. Go Vote... #ItMatters," PIB said in its tweet.

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Kareena Kapoor's Jab We Met

Kareena Kapoor's Jab We Met

"Voting Is Your Right, Voting Is Your Responsibility, And Voting Is Your Duty. Let us all cheerfully celebrate this festival of #Democracy. Let us all Go Vote... #ItMatters Courtesy: #JabWeMet #LokSabhaElections2019 #GeneralElections2019 #Elections," it tweeted.

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Shah Rukh Khan’s Devdas

Shah Rukh Khan’s Devdas

The government on Friday shared a collage of photographs from the superstar's film "Devdas", to make a creative appeal to citizens to make the best use of their right to vote during the ongoing 2019 Lok Sabha elections. The image featured a recreated version of the movie's famous dialogue. It read: "Babuji ne kaha ghar chhod do, sabne kaha Paro ko chhod do. Par koi kuch bhi kahe, main vote dena nahin chhodunga."

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Sunny Deol's Border

Sunny Deol's Border

"Excuses Can Wait; Election Can't. Voting is your commitment to your country, Go Vote!!," says its meme based on Border movie scenes.

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Manoj Bajpayee's Gangs of Wasseypur 2

Manoj Bajpayee's Gangs of Wasseypur 2

"Voting Is Where You Claim Your Stake In Democracy. Calling all first-time voters, doesn't matter how old you are; If you are eligible, stand up and get counted. Go Vote !! Because #ItMatters. Courtesy: Gangs of Wasseypur - . #GeneralElections2019 #LokSabhaElections2019," reads the PIB tweet.

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ECI Tweets Aamir Khan's toon

ECI Tweets Aamir Khan's toon

"Nothing can ail the health of a nation whose citizens cast their votes! #GoRegister #GoVote," reads an ECI tweet. The Lok Sabha elections, which began on Thursday, will run till May 19.

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