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Himachal Pradesh Elections 2022: 83-year-old woman walks 14 km in snow to cast her vote in Chamba

Shimla: In the assembly elections to be held in Himachal Pradesh on Saturday, voters are actively participating in the festival of democracy. Older voters are also not lagging behind in exercising their franchise. Although the Election Commission of India (ECI) provided a voluntary facility to voters above the age of 80 to vote through ballots at their homes, still many older persons did not opt ​​for that facility and opted for electronic voting machines. preferred to cast their vote through EVM. ) at their respective polling station today. 83-year-old Dolma cast her vote after walking a distance of 14 kilometers on a snow-covered road to the Chasak Bhatori polling station in Pangi area of ​​Chamba district. Chasak Bhatori polling station under Bharmour assembly constituency is the farthest polling station from the nearest road head located at a distance of 14 kms. Voters are seen walking on a snow covered road in Pangi area of ​​Chamba to reach Chasak Bhatori polling station.

Similarly, a 103-year-old man Pyaar Singh also exercised his franchise along with his family members. 90-year-old Narjam Mani and her 87-year-old husband Bhishma Das cast their vote at a polling booth set up at Kalpa Government Primary School in Kinnaur.

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Voters are also voting with full enthusiasm in the world’s highest polling station Tashigang under Lahaul-Spiti assembly constituency. Tashigang is situated at an altitude of 15,256 feet above sea level. 105-year-old Dalia Ram of Bagetu village cast his vote in the ongoing elections at Basha polling station in Solan assembly constituency.

Similarly, a 105-year-old woman Naro Devi cast her vote on Saturday at Ladhan polling booth under Churah assembly constituency in Himachal Pradesh’s Chamba district. Voting began at 8 am today for the 68-member assembly seats in Himachal Pradesh. Which will continue till 5 pm.

Deputy Speaker of Himachal Pradesh Assembly Hans Raj is again trying his luck from Churah, while Congress has fielded Yashwant Singh from here. AAP’s NK Jaryal is also in the fray from this seat. Churah constituency is reserved for Scheduled Caste candidates. This constituency came into existence in 2008 after the delimitation of Legislative Assembly constituencies.

The seat was a Congress stronghold until BJP leader Hans Raj broke its vote bank in 2012. He is an MLA from Churah since 2012. A total of 412 candidates, including 24 women candidates, are in the fray for the 68 assembly seats. The counting of votes in Himachal Pradesh will take place in Gujarat on December 8.

In the last assembly elections in 2017, the BJP had won 44 seats while the Congress had to settle for 21 seats. At that time two independent candidates and one CPM candidate were also victorious.

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