By : Mohan Verma
After the 97 year old first voter of Independent India Shyam Saran Negi had exercised his franchise in Kalpa this morning, another 105 year old centenarian turned-up to vote in the 16th Lok Sabha elections at Pachhad legislative segment in Sirmaur district today.
The centenarian had come up to the polling station in Gandhian attire, is seven year elder than the Election Commission of India and is identified as the oldest voters in the state. He turned up on foot to the polling booth.
Talking to media, he claimed that he had been casting vote during each election of Parliament and Assembly since it were being held in the state after independence and appealed to the youth of the state to cast their vote for the freedom of democracy.
Mr. Ram said his 95 year old wife Atmo Devi could not go for voting due to serious illness and no one approached her for taking her to polling station.