Disappointment for some voters | india | Hindustan Times
Today in New Delhi, India
Nov 22, 2017-Wednesday
-°C
New Delhi
  • Humidity
    -
  • Wind
    -

Disappointment for some voters

A NUMBER of voters had to return without exercising their franchise, as they did not have identity proof. However, at some places polling agents of political parties amicably sorted out the matter with the help of poll personnel. Hariom, who recently left his father?s home to strike out on his own in Nasrullahganj, was one of the voters who had to face disappointment, as he did not even have a ration card.

india Updated: May 04, 2006 14:00 IST

A NUMBER of voters had to return without exercising their franchise, as they did not have identity proof. However, at some places polling agents of political parties amicably sorted out the matter with the help of poll personnel.
Hariom, who recently left his father’s home to strike out on his own in Nasrullahganj, was one of the voters who had to face disappointment, as he did not even have a ration card.

At Jait, the native village of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, the villagers stayed away from polling centres till the CM and his wife Sadhna reached to cast their votes at 8 am. Immediately after they cast their votes, the booths saw long queues of voters.

The CM performed pooja of his ‘kul devata’ and also of River Narmada before proceeding to the polling station. He had stayed back in the village the previous night. When asked whom she would vote for, pat came the reply from Sadhna Singh, ‘‘ the Chief Minister”.

The returning officer received several reports of booth rigging, transportation of the voters etc, mainly from Congress workers.

The roads wore a deserted look in the afternoon as the temperature rose to about 43-44 degree Celsius. Some voters had difficulty operating the EVM and sought help of poll personnel. At Gokulpur, from where the CM had started his ‘padyatra’ sometime back, an aged person asked how to cast vote on ‘phool’ (lotus).

For the first time in the constituency, cent percent licenced guns were deposited at the police station. The number of guns in the constituency is about 3,800.

The GGP candidate’s supporters alleged that the ruling party was distributing liquor among the tribals to influence their vote. However, they could not corroborate their charges.

At Gopalpur the poll personnel had ORS powder to beat the heat. At several polling stations neither security personnel nor poll personnel could have their lunch on time.

The 80-year-old Heeralal went to the polling station at Satrana with the help of his grandson.