Capital records poor turnout
A poor voter turnout was witnessed in Thiruvananthapuram during the first phase of Kerala's Assembly elections.india Updated: Apr 24, 2006 22:42 IST
A poor voter turnout was witnessed in Thiruvananthapuram during the first phase of Kerala's Assembly elections on Saturday.
Following low polling, party workers, mostly of the opposition Left Democratic Front (LDF), went from door to door to remind voters to exercise their franchise.
"In the booth I have been assigned to, only 32 per cent voters have voted. That is very surprising," a polling agent said in the afternoon.
During the first phase, polling was held in six southern districts of Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam and Idukki.
The polling on Saturday involves 59 constituencies and it will decide the fate of giants like Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and nine of his ministerial colleagues.