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Voting jumps by 12% in Gandhinagar district

Tuesday, 18 December 2012 - 10:35am IST | Agency: DNA
Gandhinagar district’s five assembly constituency witnessed 74.5% voting in second phase of assembly elections on Monday.

Gandhinagar district’s five assembly constituency witnessed 74.5% voting in second phase of assembly elections on Monday. Compared to voting in the last assembly in 2007, this time’s polling is around 12% higher. The polling largely remained peaceful with no major incident reported to the notice.

Mansa constituency witnessed the highest 80% voting in the district, while lowest 71.2% voting was reported in Gandhinagar North seat. In Dehgam constituency, 77.5% male voters used their franchise, while 68.9% female voters cast their votes. Compared to other constituencies in the district, it was a difference of around 10.5%.

The Election Commission received 32 complaints about non-functioning of EVMs, bogus voting, missing names among others. Congress candidate from Kalol constituency Baldevji Thakor had heated argument with presiding officer at one of the booths in Hetal Vidhyalaya. Thakor allegedly threatened the office after polling hours.

The commission also received complaints that employee on election duty in booth no.192 in Sector -28 of Gandhinagar pressurised voters to press second button on EVM.

Moreover, bogus voting complaint was also received from Solaiya village in Mansa constituency. Technical snags in EVM delayed voting in a primary school in Sector -3 in Gandhinagar and Halisa.




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