A differently-abled voter being assisted in Kohima, Nagaland Credit: Twitter

Guwahati: Upholding the spirit of democracy, differently-abled voters across Northeast India are going all out to exercise their franchise at polling stations in their respective constituencies.

A differently-abled voter being assisted by ‘Matdata Mitras’  in Meghalaya

Special arrangements like wheelchairs and ramps have been made at polling stations. At a few places, free transport facilities have also been provided for their commute to and from the poll stations. At several places, volunteers have also been seen helping the voters to exercise their franchise.

Meanwhile, renowned Naga disability activist Diethono Nakhro also casted her vote at GPS Phezou under Western Angami constituency in Nagaland. For years, Nakhro has fought for inclusion of differently-abled persons into the mainstream.

Disability activist Diethono Nakhro leaving from Western Angami constituency in Nagaland after casting her vote

Polling for the 14 Parliamentary seats in Northeast is currently underway across the eight states, and simultaneous assembly elections are going on in Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh.

Differently-abled voters helped by poll volunteers at Roing, Arunachal Pradesh


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