And now polling station selfies cause trouble in India

Sky News reports:

The politician leading the race to become India’s new prime minister has been accused of flouting election rules.

Narendra Modi breached election laws by flashing his party’s symbol – a Lotus – and making a political speech at a polling booth, the Election Commission said…

Mr Modi, who voted at the school, tweeted a selfie of his inked finger against the party symbol the Lotus, while at the polling station, and outside.

According to the electoral laws, politicians must not make public rallies or use media to “display to the public any election campaign materials within 48 hours of an election and also within 100m of the polling station”.

Polling station selfies were all the rage in Holland recently, but here in the UK the Electoral Commission has warned against them.


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