A 116-year-old resident of Karimganj will cast vote in the second phase of the ongoing elections at this age in a country where average life expectancy is around 70 years.
A resident of Karimganj district, Mahamud Ali is also a freedom fighter.
Speaking to ANI, Ali said: "I will definitely go to cast my vote. I also appeal to young voters to come out and vote. A lot of things have changed but many other things are yet to change."
"Even after Independence, people living in this area used to die due to starvation. But situations have changed now. It is because of this democracy that we do not have hunger and poverty like those times," he said.
Karimganj Parliamentary seat will go to polls in the second phase on April 18.
(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)
Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.
We, however, have a request.
As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.
Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.