70% repolling in K'taka

Updated on Apr 23, 2004 02:11 PM IST

Repolling held on April 22, 2004 in Karnataka amid tight security passed off peacefully with about 70 per cent of voters.

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PTI | ByPress Trust of India, Bangalore

Barring a stray incident of police firing in the air and stone pelting which left seven injured and caused damage to six vehicles, the repolling held on Thursday in Karnataka amid tight security passed off peacefully with about 70 per cent of voters exercising their franchise.

Police opened fire in the air to scare away two groups of Congress and JD-S activists who resorted to brickbatting at Kariganur coming under Davanagere Lok Sabha constituency after lathicharge and lobbing of teargas shells proved ineffective to check them.

Congress workers staged dharna in front of a polling station to protest police officials refusing entry to their candidate Vadnal Rajanna and this triggered trouble between them and JD-S workers.

Police said seven persons were injured and six vehicles damaged when both groups indulged in stone pelting, but polling process was not disturbed.

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