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Punjab polls: 106-year-old woman exercises franchise in Ludhiana

assembly elections Updated: Feb 04, 2017 16:41 IST
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Mali Devi at the polling booth in Ludhiana on Saturday.(Aneesha Sareen Kumar/HT)

In the autumn of her life, 106-year-old Mali Devi sent out a message to voters by exercising 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-and-drop facility 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 wheelchair. She was also presented a rose as a goodwill gesture.

District election officer-cum-DC Ravi Bhagat said the administration through volunteers are 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.