Delhi’s oldest voter, 111-year old Bachan Singh, after casting his vote at a polling booth in Sant Garh(ANI)
Delhi’s oldest voter, 111-year old Bachan Singh, after casting his vote at a polling booth in Sant Garh(ANI)

Lok Sabha election 2019: Will vote for those who have worked, says Delhi’s oldest voter at 111 years

According to Bachan Singh’s youngest son Jasbeer Singh, his father cycled to the polling booth to cast his vote till the last assembly election held in Delhi in 2015.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2019 01:03 PM IST

Bachan Singh has never missed an opportunity to cast his ballot since 1951 and on Sunday Delhi’s oldest voter at 111 years turned up at a polling station in Tilak Nagar area as usual.

This time, Bachan Singh reached the booth in Sant Garh area in a car and was carried inside in a chair.

“I will vote for those who worked for us,” he said, according to news agency PTI.

According to Bachan Singh’s youngest son Jasbeer Singh, his father cycled to the polling booth to cast his vote till the last assembly election held in Delhi in 2015. But a paralysis attack around three months ago has forced Bachan Singh to the bed.

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“He never needed any help. He cooked for himself and spent most of the time doing seva in a gurdwara,” Jasbeer said while speaking to PTI.

Jasbeer Singh said his father doesn’t know about the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and that Arvind Kejriwal is the chief minister of Delhi.

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“He doesn’t even know that the Aam Aadmi Party exists. For him, every election has been a contest between the BJP and the Congress,” the 63-year-old said.

All the seven parliamentary constituencies in the national capital are polling on Sunday as 1.43 crore people are expected to vote in a high-stakes triangular fight. The votes will be counted on May 23.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is looking to retain all the seats to won in 2014, the ruling AAP is trying to make its debut in the Lower House from the Capital and the Congress wants to regain its lost base.

(With agency inputs)

 

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Siwan Om Prakash Yadav, BJP
Maharajganj Janardan Singh Sigriwal, BJP
Paschim Champaran Dr. Sanjay Jaiswal, BJP
Purvi Champaran Radha Mohan Singh, BJP
Sheohar Rama Devi, BJP
Vaishali Rama Kishore Singh, LJP
Valmiki Nagar Satish Chandra Dubey, BJP
Madhya Pradesh
Bhind Dr. Bhagirath Prasad, BJP
Bhopal Alok Sanjar, BJP
Guna Jyotiraditya Scindia, Congress
Gwalior Narendra Singh Tomar, BJP
Morena Anoop Mishra, BJP
Sagar Laxmi Narayan Yadav, BJP
Vidisha Sushma Swaraj, BJP
Rajgarh Rodmal Nagar, BJP
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West Delhi Parvesh Sahib Singh Verma, BJP
East Delhi Maheish Girri, BJP
Chandni Chowk Harsh Vardhan, BJP
North West Delhi Udit Raj, BJP
North East Delhi Manoj Tiwari, BJP
New Delhi Meenakshi Lekhi, BJP
Haryana
Ambala (SC) Rattan Lal Kataria, BJP
Kurukshetra Raj Kumar Saini, BJP
Sirsa (SC) Charanjeet Singh Rori, INLD
Hisar Dushyant Chautala, JJP
Karnal Ashwini Kumar Chopra, BJP
Sonipat Ramesh Chander Kaushik, BJP
Rohtak Deepender Hooda, Congress
Bhiwani–Mahendragarh Dharambir, BJP
Gurgaon Rao Inderjit Singh, BJP
Faridabad Krishan Pal Gurjar, BJP
Uttar Pradesh
Allahabad Shyama Charan Gupta, BJP
Ambedkar Nagar Hariom Pandey, BJP
Azamgarh Mulayam Singh Yadav, SP
Basti Harish Dwivedi, BJP
Badohi Virendra Singh, BJP
Domariyaganj Jagdambika Pal, BJP
Jaunpur KP Singh, BJP
Lalganj Neelam Sonkar, BJP
Machhlishahr Ram Charitra Nishad, BJP
Phulpur Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel, SP
Pratapgarh Kuwar Harivansh Singh, Apna Dal
Sant Kabir Nagar Sharad Tripathi, BJP
Shrawasti Daddan Mishra, BJP
Sultanpur Varun Gandhi, BJP
Jharkhand
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Giridih Ravindra Kumar Pandey, BJP
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Ghatal Deepak Adhikari, Trinamool
Kanthi Sisir Adhikari, Trinamool Congress
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