World's highest polling booth in Himachal Pradesh to receive 49 registered voters today

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 19 May 2019, 12:17 AM
The Tashigang polling station is situated at a height of 15,256 feet above the sea level. (File)
The Tashigang polling station is situated at a height of 15,256 feet above the sea level. (File)

Come Sunday, Tashigang village -- the world's highest polling station in Himachal Pradesh's tribal Lahaul and Spiti district – will be receiving its 49 registered voters. The Tashigang polling station is situated at a height of 15,256 feet above the sea level, State's Assistant Chief Electoral Officer Harbans Lal Dhiman told news agency PTI.

In 2017, Tashigang became the world's highest polling booth after it replaced nearby Hikkim polling station, which was used to be the highest polling booth, during the assembly elections due to some technical reasons.

Dhiman said the polling station with the lowest number of voters in the state is situated in another tribal district of Kinnaur.

Ka polling station has been set up for just 16 voters, he added.

Both Tashigang and Ka polling stations fall under the Mandi parliamentary seat where the highest number of 17 candidates are in the fray.

However, the direct contest is likely between the BJP and the Congress.

Five MLAs, including a state minister, are among the 45 candidates trying to make it to Parliament from the state where polling will be held Sunday, the last phase of voting in the 2019 elections.

There are 53,30,154 registered voters for the four constituencies -- Shimla (SC), Mandi, Hamirpur and Kangra -- in the state.

(With PTI inputs)

First Published: Saturday, May 18, 2019 07:33 PM
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