In a marvelous stunt, a Dhanbad-born Yashoda who now lives in Noida, Uttar Pradesh rode her Royal Enfield all the way to her hometown to cast her vote on May 12. The distance between the two cities is almost 1300 and the woman rode the bike all the way to exercise her democratic right to vote.
Although riding her bike to Dhanbad wasn’t her first choice of transport for Yashoda, she had to rely on her bike-riding because she failed to book a train ticket from Noida to Dhanbad, DNA reported. She has been living in Noida with her brother for eight years now and works as a test engineer at Wipro. But she has been registered to vote in Dhanbad as her family belongs to Sindri area of the town.
Lok Sabha elections have just concluded the sixth phase of polling which comprised of 59 Lok Sabha seats from seven states including NCT of Delhi. In Jharkhand, four constituencies were up for polling on Sunday—Giridih, Singhbhum (ST), Jamshedpur and Dhanbad. A total of 67 candidates contested for these four seats of which 10 were women candidates. These women candidates included Madhavi Singh of All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) from Dhanbad, Anjana Mahata also of AITC from Jamshedpur, Geeta Kora of Congress from Singhbum (ST). While five women contested independently.
A Dhanbad-born Yashoda who now lives in Noida, Uttar Pradesh rode her Royal Enfield all the way to her hometown to cast her vote on May 12. The distance between the two cities is almost 1300 and the woman rode the bike all the way to exercise her democratic right to vote.
Of all the states and Union Territory that went to poll on Sunday, Jharkhand saw the second highest percentage of voting at 65% as West Bengal witnessed 80% voting in phase six. Jharkhand’s four constituencies oversaw voter turnout at—Giridh (65.93%), Dhanbad (61.90 %), Jamshedpur (66.44%) and Singhbhum (67.79%). Jamshedpur accounted for around 4.5 lakh tribal voters and 2.5 lakh Kurmi voters. 59.1% total voter turnout was recorded in Delhi, while Bihar and Haryana recorded 59.4% and 64% total voter turnout respectively.
Singhbhum, a seat reserved for Scheduled Tribe candidates, Laxman Giluwa of the BJP was up against Geeta Koda of the Congress, the win of Madhu Koda’s wife is a given, according to National Herald. “One just had to see the reactions of those who attended Rahul Gandhi’s rally in Geeta Koda’s district. Her win is assured. The adivasis in the region place a lot of their trust the Kodas and Rahul Gandhi. The Kodas may have a corruption tag, but people in the district have faith in them,” said an anonymous poll watcher to NH.
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