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Polling centres run by women in Ashoknagar had better facilities

Friday - December 7, 2018 1:41 am , Category : MADHYA PRADESH
Bhopal: In an innovation by the Election Commission of India towards empowerment of women, polling booths run by women were operated very well. This innovation attracted more women voters. Collector and District Election Officer of Ashoknagar Dr. Manju Sharma, also exercised franchise on November 28 from a women-operated polling centre No. 125, St. Thomas Higher Secondary School, Ashoknagar, at 8 am.

As per the directives of the Election Commission of India, 30 polling booths all run by women were created for the three Vidhan Sabha constituencies 32 Ashoknagar, 33 Chanderi and 34 Mungawali of Ashoknagar district in Vidhan Sabha Election 2018. In this 8 polling booths were created in Nagar Parishad Shaddhoura, 9 in Isagarh, 3 in Chanderi, 5 in Ashoknagar and 5 polling stations in Mungawali. This step has been very important in the direction of women empowerment. The polling team in these women-operated polling booths comprised only women and for security also only women police personnel were deployed. Adequate arrangements were made for shelter, water besides ramps, wheelchairs and tricycles were also made available for the disabled persons under Qless system. Arrangement was made for women to vote without having to stand in a line.

New voter Shruti Singhai voted for the first time at Shadhoura polling station. Shruti said that the creation of polling booths totally run by women has helped add to the respect of women. Due to this female voters are coming forward to cast their votes without any fear.

First-time voter from Shadhoura, Pinky Narwariya said that she had voted for the first time in the festival of democracy at Shadhoura polling station. The arrangements made by the Election Commission of India at the centre were praiseworthy. Adequate arrangement had been made at the polling station for shelter, water and seating. Kajal Sen of Shadhoura also voted for the first time. She said that polling centers operated fully by women is quite convenient. The centres are being operated by women staff right from the returning officer to the election officer. It is quite a peaceful experience watching women operating the polling booth.

Residents of Isagarh, Preeti Ahirwar and Kajal informed that the women-run polling centers were quite attractive and beautiful. Special attention was paid to the facilities being provided to the voters coming to vote. With good facilities and attractive booths, there was a lot of enthusiasm among voters. A 100-year-old woman, Bafatan Bi, voted at the Government Girls Primary School Shadhoura polling booth no. 33. She said that she saw women employees supervising the polling inside the polling booth for the first time in her life. She thanked everyone for making the voting process simple and smooth.

(Election story-Ashoknagar )

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