UP Elections: Elderly man pulls a cart carrying his wife and a disabled woman to vote in Azamgarh | Lucknow News

AZAMGARH: Defying all odds and with great enthusiasm to exercise his right to vote, an elderly man, accompanied by his wife who had a broken bone and a disabled woman, arrived at a polling booth pulling a handcart himself. Azamgarh.
Voting for the final phase of Assembly elections is underway in Uttar Pradesh.
Harilal Prajapati, 76, said other means of transport would not have been viable for them as he himself has a back problem and the woman accompanying him could not have made it all the way. alone.
Speaking to ANI, he denied having political party aspirations.
“I have a back problem and my wife is not well either, so, I used this cart. We have no expectation. Is Rs 500, 1,000 (given by state) can heal us?” He asked.
The man also said he would rather survive on his hard-earned bread.
Prajati’s wife Ajhu, nearly 70, said he fractured his hand after a fall and also injured other parts of his body.
“We don’t want to waste our votes, that’s why we came by cart,” she said.
Phoolpati, who is physically disabled, said she came to vote in the hope that the government would provide them with social assistance.
Azamgarh had a turnout of 20.06% through 11 a.m. Monday.
A total of 613 candidates are vying for the 54 Assembly constituencies spread across nine districts of Mau, Azamgarh, Jaunpur, Ghazipur, Varanasi, Chandauli, Mirzapur, Sonbhadra and Bhadohi (Sant Ravidas Nagar).
Voting for the latest phase of Uttar Pradesh’s seven-phase elections began at 7am today and will continue until 6pm.
The counting of votes will take place on March 10.