This Hindu family consists of over 400 members, 350 are eligible for voting

Assam’s largest family of voters will vote in the Lok Sabha elections. This is the most shocking news to date. There are around 350 eligible voters in this huge family which is known for its huge size and has created a record of being recognized as one of the largest families in the state. These families are ready to exercise their voting rights during the first phase of voting.

According to online sources, Ron Bahadur Thapa, survived by 12 sons, 9 daughters, and more than 150 grandchildren, lived in Phuloguri Nepali Palm under the Rangpara assembly constituency and Sonitpur parliamentary constituency. Til Bahadur Thapa, village head of Nepali Palm and son of Ron Bahadur, revealed that his father had come to this place with his grandfather in 1964, after which they decided to settle in Assam.

He further revealed that his father had five wives and he has 21 siblings, which include 12 brothers and 9 sisters. Furthermore, he informed that the sons of the late Ron Bahadur Thapa have 56 grandchildren, but he also said that he did not know the total number of grandchildren from the daughter’s side. Til Bahadur said that where As far as the upcoming general elections are concerned, there are around 350 members of the Thapa family in Nepali Palm who are eligible to vote, he said, adding that if all the children are counted, the total number of family members will be more than 1,200.

Expressing disappointment over the family’s inability to benefit from state and central government welfare schemes, the family member said that their children pursued higher education but did not get any government job. He further said that some members of the family went to Bengaluru and found private jobs, while some were working as daily wage laborers. Til Bahadur, who has 8 sons and 3 daughters, said he has been working as the village head since 1989.

The huge size of the Thapa family was confirmed by Sarki Bahadur Thapa, another son of Ron Bahadur, who mentioned that he had a large family, consisting of about 1200 members, and about 350 eligible voters. Despite its vast size, the family faces challenges, Sarki Bahadur said, “Our father passed away in 1997, leaving behind our wider family.” Sarki Bahadur, 64, revealed that he has three wives and 12 children, highlighting the extended nature of his family. Notably, the Sonitpur Lok Sabha constituency has more than 16.25 lakh voters in 9 assembly constituencies.

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