In India, Democracy is just 70-years-old but a 107-years-old UP man is set to cast his vote for the 17th time in the April-May Lok Sabha Elections.
Ram Prasad Sharma has been voting continuously in the Lok Sabha Elections, first vote conducted in the year 1951-52. In Semra Village, which is located in Uttar Pradesh’s Khandauli town, Mr. Sharma is the oldest person.
He continued, “I have not been keeping well, but I will definitely go to vote this time also. I also request everyone to vote as it is the most important thing we can do for our country.”
Mr. Sharma’s son aged 75-years said that he influences everyone who comes to visit him, to cast their votes, adding that “he reads the newspaper every day to keep himself up to date about whatever is happening in the country. The zeal with which he prompts everyone to vote is commendable.”
Uttar Pradesh is going for seven rounds of polls, set to start from April 11 and will end on May 19, and the results will be declared on May 23.
There are all total 80-seats in Uttar Pradesh, the election will take place in all seven phases.