The elections to the Indian parliament, in every five years, is considered as worlds largest democratic process. the interesting part here is that the elections here are the world most ‘highest’ too. Tashigang village of Himachal Pradesh helps India to have the worlds highest polling station in the 10.35 lakh polling stations of 2019 LS polls.
The village of Tashigang is situated in the Spiti valley, lies less than 30 kilometres from the Indo-China border. it lies in the Himalayas at an altitude of 15,256 feet above sea level. This polling booth falls in Buddhist-dominated Lahaul-Spiti under the Mandi Lok Sabha constituency that will cast their vote on May 19. It will cater to 48 voters.
Tashigang village has a road which is closed almost throughout the year due to snowfall. According to reports by HT, Lahaul-Spiti deputy commissioner-cum-district electoral officer Ashwani Chaudhari said that the road connectivity will be restored once the weather improves.
He further added that voters will not face any difficulty in reaching the polling booth as all necessary facilities have been taken care of. Previously, the highest polling station was located in Hikkim, which lies 160 kilometres away from Tashigang village.
Gaik village (14,890 ft above the sea level) which comes under Leh assembly constituency and a segment of Ladakh parliamentary constituency one of the other highest polling station. Only twelve voters are set up to vote from this polling station.