When 90-year-old Ratanbai Patankar from Shukrawar Peth decided to cast her vote, her son, Vinayak, had no option but to physically carry her in his arms and take her to the polling booth. \u201cHer wheelchair is broken and there was no ramp at the booth. So what is the point of asking them for a wheelchair,\u201d said Vinayak. Ratanbai, who can barely stand without support, said, \u201cI had given my word to the candidate, who had come to our house, that I would vote. So, I had to go\u201d. Vinayak had to lift his mother and take her to the polling booth located at Bansilal Ramnath Agarwal school in Raviwar Peth. Watch What Else Is Making News: [jwplayer kCkuXbQJ-xe0BVfqu] Sushila More, 72, had to sit at the polling booth in Mahadji Shinde School for a while before the officers could arrange a wheelchair for her. \u201cMy knees have deteriorated with age and I was unable to climb two flights of stairs with my walking stick,\u201d said More. While the election officials did manage to arrange a wheelchair, there was no ramp, so More\u2019s wheelchair had to be lifted by four men and taken up two flights of stairs, so that she could cast her vote. \u201cIf ramps can\u2019t be constructed, then why can\u2019t they set aside a special room on the ground floor for the elderly and differently-abled voters? At least we will not be have to undergo such discomfort,\u201d said More. Yashoda Shevale, 86, was determined to cast her vote. She was helped by her son and daughter-in-law in the polling booth at Gavali Udyan in Bhosarigaon. \u201cThere was no wheelchair and no ramp. I have always voted in elections and did not want to miss this one,\u201d said the octogenarian. For Vanita Navle from Wanowrie and Vimla Prasad from Bhosari, who had undergone spine and leg surgery respectively a couple of months ago, exercising their franchise was crucial. \u201cMy granddaughter assisted me and I took really small steps. so that I didn\u2019t hurt my back,\u201d said Navle. Prasad was helped by her son and daughter-in-law, who helped her reach the booth, despite a plaster on her leg. Sohail Furniturewala, who had come to Salunkhe Vihar Housing Society to cast his vote with his 87-year-old mother Rabiya, said at least three senior family members were still waiting to cast their votes, as there were no facilities to help the elderly at the polling centre. Baidabai Jaganath Shinde, 72, faced considerable difficulty in casting her vote at the Sant Gadge Maharaj Primary School in Kondhwa. \u201c. Outside the booth, they had a ramp but inside, there are so many steps and they are so steep.. Why don\u2019t they think of seniors like us?\u201d she asked.