106-year-old Mala Devi today exercised her franchise in Ludhiana giving boost to democracy in the country. Deputy Commissioner of Ludhiana Ravi Bhagat said, she was provided pick and drop facility by the administration. Poll volunteers went to her residence and brought her with some family members to the polling station and dropped her home after she cast her vote, he said.
Poll officials also helped her to the booth in a wheel chair. She was also presented a rose as a goodwill gesture. Mr Bhagat said, the administration through volunteers is approaching such voters at their residence to bring them to the polling booths.