Devraj (56), who is a Cherva, a sect of Gond tribal, along with his 19-year-old son, will cast their vote on Tuesday. Devraj’s wife, Phoolmatia (49), died of snake bite in August this year.
Koriya collector Avinash Champawat told HT that the couple had decided not to move out along with other villagers when the region was declared part of the Guru Ghashidas national park in 2005.
“They are dependent on agriculture and minor forest produce. The administration earlier urged them to re-locate but they are happy living there and don’t have any problem,” the collector said. This is the only two-voter polling centre in the country, the officials told HT.