Family an influential voting bloc with 350 voters


Compiled by ARFA YUNUS, C. ARUNO and R. ARAVINTHAN

THE family of a man in India who had five wives and three daughters-in-law from one of his sons has emerged as an influential voting bloc with 350 registered voters, Makkal Osai reported.

Ran Bahadur Thapa’s family still resides in Assam state in India although he passed away in 1990.

The district where his descendants reside falls under the Rangappara state constituency and Sonitapur Lok Sabha (Dewan Rakyat) seat,s which are both being contested in the upcoming election cycle.

The family, which has a total of 1,200 people with 350 eligible to vote, went viral online after their story was reported by news outlets.

Ran Bahadur’s son, Dil Bahadur Thapa, said his father had moved to the area with his grandfather in 1964.

His father’s five marriages has given Dil Bahadur 12 brothers and nine sisters.

Dil Bahadur himself has three wives and 12 children.

The 14 Lok Sabha constituencies in Assam state will be up for grabs during the staggered election period starting April 18 and ending on May 7.

● The above article is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with this ' >'sign, it denotes a separate news item.

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