All 47 registered voters in Tachiganj village in Himachal Pradesh, 29 men and 18 women, cast their ballots.

Voters pose for a group photo after casting their ballots at Tachigang polling station during the Mandi district by-election in Lahol Spiti district on Saturday.

Voters pose for a group photo after casting their ballots at the Tachigang polling station during the Mandi constituency by-election in Lahol Spiti district on Saturday. (PTI image)

An election official said the world’s highest polling station at 15,256 feet in Tachiganj village in Himachal Pradesh recorded 100% turnout despite the cold weather of minus 16 degrees Celsius.

He added that all 47 registered voters, 29 men and 18 women, cast their ballots.

Besides, five polling officials cast their votes at Tachijang polling booth after showing the certificate of electoral duty issued to them by the returning officer’s assistants, he added.

After exercising her suffrage for the first time in Tachigang, Tashi Chungjum said she was pleased to play her part in democracy by casting her vote. She added that we should all vote.

The village of Tachigang is in Lahul Spiti district which lies under the Mandi Parliament seat, where a direct competition is expected between Pratibha Singh, wife of late Prime Minister Virpadra Singh of Congress and Kargil war hero Khushal Thakur of BJP.

Sub-constituency visits to Mandi Lok Sabha and three constituencies of Fatehpur, Arki and Gopal Kotkhai were held in Himachal Pradesh on Saturday.

Seats will be counted on November 2.

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