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Voters boycott polls in Bharatpur over non-fulfilment of demands

Pradeep Sharma  Bharatpur, April 24, 2014
First Published: 23:08 IST(24/4/2014) | Last Updated: 00:10 IST(25/4/2014)

The polling for the Bharatpur Lok Sabha seat on Thursday remained peaceful.

According to the records available, about 53.23 percent polling was recorded in the constituency till 5.30 PM.

However, people at Mundhera in Nagar boycotted the polls over non availability of amenities, like road, water. There were about 1400 voters registered at the polling station. Anita Singh of the BJP is the sitting MLA of Nagar. Voters of Atari and Nagla Dhabla in Bhusawar also boycotted the polling for the same reason but it started at about 4 PM following the efforts by the administration and police officers. Boycott of polls at one booth in Nadbai was also reported but it could not be confirmed.

The polling began on a slow note, as only about 28-30 percent people especially in the rural areas used their voting right during the first five hours. It slowed down between 12-3 PM. Even 2-3 polling booths at Kumher-Deeg area bore deserted look. But it picked up after the women came out to vote.

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