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Poll updates:This is voting time:Who cares age?

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Election comments:M. Rajesh & C.P.Rinitha
Photo:Salih Kaipatu Narikkuni
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Who cares age? This is the attitude at least during election time,especially who have a genuine spirit for voting. Many senior citizens,it is the chance to meet people and those who ignore these old generation,election time is really different.
“Don’t worry.We will take care ” attitude is usually expressed by political party workers and youngsters affiliated to parties.
The senior citizen are equally bothered about the unusual love and care party activists show during this time.
And,the more senior you are ,you will get more ‘celebrity status’ from the media.

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You have to wait for few moments until these media people shot the best of you and leave you,free.
However, there are many seniors who are self-starters in the case of voting.
For Karthiyani Amma elections are active time as ever.Even if she is in her 87,she doesn’t bother age. She cast her vote herself at Koothattuparamba West LP School (Palazhi West) in the morning itself.

Picture: C.P.Rinitha

Karthyayani Amma: Photo:C.P.Rinitha

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A view from St.Michael’s Girl’s Higher Secondary School,West Hill,Kozhikode

“I could not read the names of candidates.However, I managed to vote by finding the symbols”-she said.She came to the booth ,accompanied by her daughter in law Bhanumathy.
When Madhavi (84) cast her vote a team of news photographers surrounded her.First she had a surprise.”
Why these people are turning behind me?” expression.
Later she posed for camera ,cool and smiled, pointing her voting ink.
CNM team spotted many such aged men and women through out its election coverage.
It was a positive sight and even inspiring for many young,feels new generation.
Age is not a bar to democracy,proves these grandmas and grandpas.
Aged people showed equal enthusiasm for voting as others though they have difficulties in travelling.

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