Karnataka Polls: 104 Yr Old Pontiff Casts Vote

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Bengaluru: From centenarians to first-time voters, and even brides and wheelchair-bound people, Karnataka saw voters of various hues coming out to exercise their electoral franchise in the assembly polls on Saturday.

A 104-year-old pontiff came all the way to the polling booth to cast his vote polling booth in Tumkuru.

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Dodging all difficulties, an 87-year-old wheelchair-borne woman came to cast her vote at booth no. 150 in Shimoga and a differently-abled person arrived to vote at a polling booth in Badami.

A total of 2,654 candidates are in the fray and 4.96-crore electorate, including 2.44 crore women, casting their votes. Over 15 lakh people are first-time voters in the 18-19 age group.