LS polls: First voter of independent India Shyam Saran Negi casts his vote
First voter of independent India Shyam Saran Negi cast his vote for the 17th time on Sunday for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. 102-year-old Negi voted in Kalpa in Himachal Pradesh’s Kinnaur. Kinnaur’s deputy commissioner Gopal Chand escorted Negi to the polling booth inside a primary school. Dressed in traditional Kinnauri attire, Negi was welcomed by officials as a band of traditional folk music played local tunes after he was brought to the polling booth in a special vehicle. Negi had cast his first vote in the 1951 general elections.