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Riot victims come forward to vote in Kandhamal

About 25 per cent of the electorate in Orissa's riot-hit Kandhamal district, including those from relief camps, had exercised their franchise amidst tight security till noon on Thursday.

india Updated: Apr 16, 2009 15:07 IST

About 25 per cent of the electorate in Orissa's riot-hit Kandhamal district, including those from relief camps, had exercised their franchise amidst tight security till noon on Thursday. "Polling has been taking place in a peaceful atmosphere", Kandhamal district magistrate Krishan Kumar said adding he was optimistic of trouble-free elections in the district.

The inmates from five different relief camps which housed the riot victims have been taken to different polling booths in special buses where they voted without any trouble."Though there is fear in mind, we have voted without any problem", said Surabhi Nayak, who cast her vote at Sulesup booth under Burbina gram panchayat in Tikabali block.