Published On: May 19, 2019

A polling booth in Kalpa village in Himachal Pradesh, rolled out the red carpet honouring Shyam Saran Negi, the 102-year-old voter. The local administration in Kalpa, Himachal Pradesh, accorded a red carpet welcome for Shyam Saran Negi. The 102-year-old retired school teacher was the first person to cast vote in Independent India's first election in 1952. Negi has voted in all 16 Lok Sabha elections at his native village Kalpa and also voted in 13 Assembly and two territorial council elections. Negi urged the voters to elect ‘honest and active candidates’ instead of voting for a particular party. The local administration made all arrangements for ferrying him from his home to the polling booth located nearby at the primary school.  

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