India’s 1st independent voter casts his vote

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Shyam Saran Negi, a 102 year old voter who was also the first voter of Independent India’s first general elections in 1951, casted his vote today from Kalpa in Himachal Pradesh.

Shayam Saran Negi who is from Kalpa, a place about 275 km away from the state capital, Shimla has never missed an opportunity to vote and has been a strong believer in democracy.  

Negi had urged the voters “to elect honest and active candidates for your parliamentary seats instead of voting for particular parties.”

In the 2019 general Lok Sabha elections, Negi voted for the 31st time.

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