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108-year-old woman casts vote in Thane district

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Press Trust of India Mumbai
Braving the April heat, a 108- year-old woman came out to cast her vote in the neighbouring Thane district of Maharashtra.
Vithabai Damodar Patil, perhaps among the oldest voters in the state, exercised her franchise at a polling booth in Kopri village, which is part of the Thane Lok Sabha constituency.
Talking to reporters after coming out of the polling station, the centenarian said she voted for a "good" candidate and keeping in mind development of her village.
The Thane constituency saw a voter turnout of 46.42 per cent till 5 pm.
The Bhiwandi Lok Sabha constituency saw a turnout of 48.90 per cent till 5 pm, while the Kalyan seat registered a turnout of 41.64 per cent.
Both the constituencies are part of Thane district.
Bhiwandi saw a straight contest between the BJP and the Congress, while in Thane and Kalyan, the main fight was between the NCP and the Shiv Sena.

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First Published: Apr 29 2019 | 6:40 PM IST

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