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Punjab polls: 106 yrs old woman exercises franchise in Ludhiana

PTI
Published : Feb 4, 2017, 4:49 pm IST
Updated : Feb 4, 2017, 4:52 pm IST

The 106-year-old Mala Devi cast her vote today at booth number 132.

The indelible ink is applied to a finger of a voter at a polling station in a village, about 25 km from Amritsar, on Saturday. (Photo: PTI)
 The indelible ink is applied to a finger of a voter at a polling station in a village, about 25 km from Amritsar, on Saturday. (Photo: PTI)

Ludhiana: In the autumn of her life, 106-year-old Mala Devi sent out a message to voters by making efforts to exercise her franchise here on Saturday.

Devi of ward number 12 at Guru Arjan Dev Nagar cast her vote at booth number 132, Ludhiana Deputy Commissioner Ravi Bhagat said.

 

She was provided a pick-up and drop by the Ludhiana administration, he said.

Ludhiana's poll volunteers went to her residence and brought her accompanied by some family members to the polling station and dropped her home after she cast her vote, he said.

Poll officials also helped her to the booth in a wheel chair.

She was also presented a rose as a goodwill gesture. District Election Officer-cum-Deputy Commissioner Ravi Bhagat said the administration, through volunteers, is approaching such voters at their residence to bring them to the polling booth.

"We are in process of identifying more with an aim to help all of them cast their votes till the end of the polling," said Bhagat.

 

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