Dressed in full wedding finery, a groom in Punjab's Patiala town went the extra mile, literally, to exercise his franchise yesterday.

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The groom took a detour and stopped by at the polling station while going for his marriage ceremony to cast his vote. Dressed in an off-white sherwani and full wedding gear, he was accompanied by other members of his baraat, the wedding procession.

Security personnel and election officials were amused as well as impressed to see the determination of this die-hard voter.

"We get the chance to choose our legislators only once in every five years. We should not let it go waste," the groom said.

Now here's one rare instance of a man committed to democracy even before he makes that commitment of a lifetime.