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Posted at: Oct 21, 2019, 11:44 AM; last updated: Oct 21, 2019, 7:34 PM (IST)

Khattar travels by train to Karnal, then rides bicycle to cast his vote

Chandigarh, October 21

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Monday travelled by train from Chandigarh to Karnal and then rode a bicycle to reach a polling booth to cast his vote.

Polling in the 90 Assembly constituencies began on Monday morning.

Khattar said he had a lively interaction with co-passengers during his train journey to Karnal.

“I travelled by Jan Shatabdi train to reach Karnal. Then I travelled in an e-rickshaw and then rode a bicycle to reach the polling booth,” he told reporters after casting his vote in Karnal, from where the 65-year-old first-time MLA is seeking re-election.

Sharing his experience about the two-hour train journey, Khattar tweeted, “Had a lively interaction with my co-passengers during my journey to Karnal to cast my vote.”

Khattar, who on many occasions has used a bicycle to travel from his official residence in Chandigarh to reach the civil secretariat, said as far as possible people should use a cycle to commute, at least for the short distances, as it would help protect environment.

Khattar appealed to voters to turn out in record numbers. “I appeal that all of you must participate in the festival of democracy and exercise your right to franchise in great numbers.” PTI

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