In Rajasthan's border districts of Barmer and Jaisalmer, people reached polling booths walking several miles through the desert to cast their votes Friday.
Despite hardships, people from remote villages came out to vote with a noticeable number of women seen at the polling stations. One such voter is 101-year-old Pali Devi who voted at a booth in Barmer.
People of Rajasthan have been voting since 8 this morning for 199 seats of the state assembly.
Voting started with delay of nearly an hour at Sathur and Mandi polling booths in Hindoli. In other areas of the districts, the pace of voting was slow resulting in long queues at most of the booths.
In Baran district, people in Sukhnair village of Chipabadaud stayed away from polling. They said they were not satisfied with any political party.
None of the parties showed concern for local issues, one of the villagers said.
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