Defying Naxals, 100-year-old woman votes in Chhattisgarh polls
November 12, 2018  11:12
As voting for the first phase of the Chhattisgarh Assembly elections is underway, a 100-year-old woman, Viswas, cast her vote at a polling station in Dornapal district.

The woman was helped by her son as she visited the polling booth set up near her house. The woman looked very fragile but it did not stop her to exercise her franchise.

The first phase of the Assembly elections for 18 seats began on a full swing on Monday. Of these, 12 are Scheduled Tribe seats while one is a Scheduled Caste seat.

Out of the 18 seats, 12 are located in the sensitive Baster region dominated by the Maoists.

Talking about the preparations undertaken by the poll body and the government, Chief Election Commissioner, OP Rawat, said, "As many as 900 polling personnel have been air-dropped from helicopters so that they can reach safely. Over 16,500 polling personnel went by road. I we  will be in a position to deliver peaceful elections." -- ANI
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