Jind assembly by-poll: 101-year-old woman braves cold to vote

Updated:1 month, 2 weeks ago IST

Jind (Haryana), Jan 28 (ANI): Among those who braved the cold on Monday to cast votes in the bypolls to the high-stake Jind assembly constituency was a 101-year-old woman. The 101-year-old frail looking woman accompanied by her son cast her vote at the polling station number 114, in the bypolls of the constituency which has a total of 1,71,113 eligible voters according to poll officials. The woman’s enthusiasm was exemplary, urging others to come out and vote. To ensure a smooth and peaceful by-poll, the district administration has put in place elaborate security arrangements. A total of 21 candidates, including two are in the fray for the seat. Prominent contenders include Randeep Singh Surjewala (Congress), Krishan Midha (BJP), Umed Singh Redhu (Indian National Lok Dal) and Digvijay Singh (Jannayak Janata Party). The death of INLD legislator Hari Chand Middha in August 2018 necessitated the bypoll. Counting of votes is set to take place on January 31.A 101 year-old woman cast her vote at polling station number 114 during Jind bypoll in Haryana.

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