If You’re Lucky, You Too Can Be Inside Narendra Modi’s Nostril

The Indian candidate for prime minister made a rookie mistake while taking a selfie.

2. Using his white cell phone, Modi took a selfie holding up his inked finger and flashing a lotus flower — the symbol of the BJP party.

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Indian voters’ index fingers are marked with a small ink stripe after they’ve cast their vote to prevent anyone from voting more than once.

4. One problem: It appears that Modi stuck the lotus up his nostrils by mistake. Selfie rookie mistake.

6. And here he is again posing for another selfie with a BJP party candidate.

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7. Apart from his flower-up-the-nose selfie disaster, Modi may have violated the election code of conduct by flashing his party symbol near the polling booth.

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After complaints by opposition parties, the Election Commission has ordered a First Information Report against Modi for possibly flouting election laws by canvassing for votes on election day. The law prohibits election canvassing within 100 meters of the polling area.

9. If you uploaded your #SelfiewithModi, you could zoom in and find selfies of you and your friends in the Modi mosaic.

10. On second thoughts, this IS the selfie of the year.

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