Meet Reena Dwivedi and Yogeshwari Gohite, the Two Election Polling Officers Whose Pictures Gone ViralMay 15, 2019 16:00
In today’s social media era, becoming overnight sensations has become a cakewalk for the majority. After Priya Prakash Varrier and RCB Girl Deepika Ghose, two more ladies had made their way to the list of noted personalities. One of them is Deoria-based Reena Dwivedi, who was on duty during Lok Sabha elections in Lucknow and the other one is Yogeshwari Gohite, who was on duty in Bhopal.
The two on-duty women were photographed carrying EVMs and their pictures went viral online swiftly. Ever since then, they have been getting plenty of follow requests on social media and they have also been approached for interviews. Besides, they have been stopped on the streets by strangers who have requested to click selfies with them.
Talking about the sudden fame and attention, Diwedi told a leading daily, "I was married early but I had a career for myself. People are liking me and I am enjoying every moment of it. Who doesn't like getting noticed? I am happy." She recalled that the best reaction came from her son Aadit, a ninth class student, "He urged me to make a video call to his friends to make them believe that the woman in the yellow saree is actually his mother."
She also revealed that this wasn't the first time she was snapped on election duty, "This is not the first time that I was posted on election duty. I have served at different centers in Lucknow in Lok Sabha 2017 state elections. But a routine snapshot turned me into a celebrity."
Yogeshwari Gohite, who was snapped in Bhopal speaking to a leading daily, she said, "I dress the way I like. I do not have any fashion role model. A dress should not define a woman. It is our professionalism and works ethics that should matter."
She added: "Everyone wants to take a selfie with me. I am getting friend requests by the minute. Soon, I think I would have to make my social media profile hidden and not open to the public."
By Sowmya Sangam