New Delhi: Youngsters, take a cue. At the ripe old age of 110, a widow in Jamshedpur town of Jharkhand is eagerly looking forward to voting in the Lok Sabha polls. Dhapa Devi, who has been voting since 1952, doesn't want to miss her chance this time either. "I want to vote. Who knows this could be my last time, right?" said the bedridden woman. Her family has planned to arrange a wheelchair for her to cart her to the polling booth April 23.
Dhapa Devi said: "Freedom has been misused in the country. Mahatma Gandhi and others had not visualised that such a situation would prevail. Bapu would have been hurt to see the present social and political scenario."
Image: Poll officials busy in checking of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) at a workshop, ahead of general election, in Puri on March 26, 2009.Text: IANS
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