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Bharat­das Dar­shan­das from Banej vil­lage, deep in the Gir for­est in Ju­na­gadh, is a priv­i­leged voter. Elec­tion Com­mis­sion sets up a booth solely for him in Una As­sem­bly con­stituency since 2004 elec­tions. Dar­shan­das, a tem­ple priest, would have walked 20 km through the dense for­est of Gir to cast his vote if this spe­cial booth is not cre­ated. Dar­shan­das is stay­ing in this vil­lage for the last 10 years. He has al­ready voted in 2007 and 2009 elec­tions. “Ev­ery time two po­lice­men and four-five elec­tion of­fi­cials come here. I go there and cast my vote,” says Dar­shan­das JA­GAN­NATH CHAT­TER­JEE

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