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Shimla: Group of differently-abled officials manage polling booth

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Even as the citizens voted for the seventh and last phase of Lok Sabha polls on Sunday, the Election Commission (EC) here tried their level best to include the differently-abled citizens into the electoral process.

As per the directions of EC, a polling booth in Bhattakufer town of Shimla was managed by 12 differently-abled officials.

Apart from this, as voting for the last phase came to an end, the spirit of many differently-abled citizens to exercise their constitutional right was also high.

This was seen at different polling booths in Himachal Pradesh as a 40-year-old differently-abled voter Naresh Chand reached a polling booth at Nahan in a palanquin arranged by EC to cast his vote.

Another such scenario was seen at a polling station in Nalagarh when Prashant Desta, Sub Division Officer (SDM) Solan, carried a 78-year-old specially abled woman to the polling station to help her exercise her franchise.

The seven-phase general election started on April 11. Counting of votes is scheduled for May 23.

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First Published: Sun, May 19 2019. 19:58 IST
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