Advertisement

HindustanTimes Fri,19 Sep 2014

Villagers boycott poll exercise in Rajasthan

HTC  Sriganganagar, April 17, 2014
First Published: 22:42 IST(17/4/2014) | Last Updated: 01:11 IST(18/4/2014)

Amid more than 50% polling reported in Rajasthan, there was one village that did not vote on Thursday.

Advertisement

Villagers of 1H Bada in Ganganagar parliamentary constituency, situated close to the Indo-Pak international border, boycotted the elections, as the polling booth set up by the election office for them in Madera village was 6 km away. After getting the news of polling boycott by the villagers, officials of the election office, including tehsildar Tarachand Verma, rushed to persuade the 595 registered voters of the village, but the villagers refused to budge from their stand.

Verma said that 16 voters had reached the polling station. But Gurdayal Singh, a villager, said there was no question of voting, as they had taken a pledge boycott the polling.


Advertisement
more from Jaipur

Cong wins 3 out of 4 seats, jolt to BJP

In a setback to the BJP government, the Congress wrested three of four assembly seats where by-polls were held. BJP was restricted to the Kota (South) seat
Advertisement
Most Popular
Advertisement
Advertisement
Copyright © 2014 HT Media Limited. All Rights Reserved