Sumbal, Bandipora: A man claiming to be “over 130 years old” exercised his franchise in municipal elections at Sumbal in Bandipora, an area that witnessed the highest voter turnout in Kashmir – of 35.64 percent – in the second phase of elections held on Wednesday.
Ghulam Hassan Mir, who was being supported by two relatives apart from his walking stick, as he stepped out of the polling booth at Government Degree College Sumbal after casting his vote, said he did not know why he had voted.
Mir, who could barely hear, claimed he was more than 130 years old when asked about his age.
“I don’t know why I cast my vote,” Mir replied when asked for his reason to come out to the polling booth.
Mir said he had voted many times in the past, so many times that he had lost count.
When asked about his experience so far with politics, he said, “It is perishing. God will solve all problems.”