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Senior citizens first to reach polling stations

Deepa Sharma Sood, Hindustan Times  Ludhiana, April 30, 2014
First Published: 19:47 IST(30/4/2014) | Last Updated: 19:50 IST(30/4/2014)

Senior citizens were the first to reach the polling stations to cast their votes on Wednesday. During a visit to some of the polling stations, it was found that between 7 to 8.30am, senior citizens reached polling stations with support of sticks and wheel chairs.

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At polling booth 28, 29 and 30 Government High School for Girls, Salem Tabri; polling booth 112 Government Senior Secondary School for Boys, multipurpose; polling booth 111 Arya Senior Secondary School and booth 73-76 Ranjit Modern Senior Secondary School, Haibowal, senior citizens reached to cast votes between 7-8am. 

Brothers- Inder Lal, 78, and Manohar Lal, 76, reached the polling station to vote at 7.30am in the morning.

Interacting with Hindustan Times, Inder Lal said, “Voting is the only thing we both look forward in life. We should cast our vote for better future. We both had decided to go together for voting. In the morning we go out for walk together, so we decided to perform our duty by voting.”

Another senior citizen, Bimla Rani, 70, said, “We decided to vote in the morning as it's very hot during day, so we reached the polling station at 8am. For better future there is a need that everyone must vote and it is our right to make use of franchise.”

Shakuntala Devi, 72, said, “Physical problems can't stop us from voting and voting for right candidate is our motto, as we need a change and for that I came in the morning to vote.”  

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