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Polling picks up, Khurana upset over violence

Polling gathered momentum in Delhi as the day advanced with reports of stray incidents of scuffles between BJP and Congress men.

india Updated: Dec 02, 2003 19:00 IST
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Polling gathered momentum in Delhi as the day advanced with reports of stray incidents of scuffles between supporters of BJP and Congress pouring in from some areas on Monday.

Voting began on a dull note in the morning but the electorate turned out in large number to exercise their franchise as the day progressed.

More enthusiasm was seen in rural areas with voters queuing up outside polling booths.

Supporters of BJP and Congress came to blows in Moti Nagar constituency where BJP's chief ministerial candidate Madan Lal Khurana is crossing swords with Congress greenhorn Alka Lamba. Timely intervention by police averted a flare up.

Barring this, no untoward incident was reported from any of the 70 constituencies during the first four hours of polling.

Lamba, who is pitted against Khurana, alleged that BJP was indulging in "bogus voting" and had brought people from outside for the purpose, a charge refuted by Khurana, who has represented the constituency 10 times.