New Delhi: In Chhattarpur, Madhya Pradesh, a person came to cast his vote in the morning after the funeral of his father.
In Hazaribagh, Jharkhand, a man arrived carrying his 105-year-old mother on his shoulders to vote at polling booth number 450.
A person named Ranjit Paswan has been arrested for breaking the EVM unit at booth number 131 in Chapra of Bihar.
Two polling booths in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian have been set on fire. Ladakh, Pulwama and Shopian are voting in the state today.
Voters in a village in Betul, a district in Madhya Pradesh, have boycotted voting. People in Newralondu said they are upset of water shortage.
BJP cadre and Trinamool workers clashed in Barrackpore of West Bengal. Arjun Singh, the BJP candidate from here, alleged that the TMC goons assaulted him. These goons were brought from outside. These people are scaring voters, he said. “I’m injured, too,” he said, with his face seen bleeding.
BJP candidate Locket Chatterjee drove out presiding officer from booth no 232 at Dhaniakhali in West Bengal’s Hooghly district. She alleged rigging by TMC. She also alleged that central forces were not deployed in places where polls were being rigged.
There have been allegations of violation of the poll code by the BJP as well. For example, Trinamool leader Maharaja Nag allegedly took a voter along to the EVM and pressed the button inside a polling booth in Arambagh Lok Sabha constituency.
Rajya Sabha MP Kirori Meena urged all his fellow villagers to vote and took nearly the whole village to the booth. Those who accompanied the MP include 108-year-old Rama Devi, 80-year-old Tundaram Meena, her 38-year-old son Tapasvi Meena along with the entire Maharajpura village in Dausa district.
Due to the terrible incidents of violence in Andhra Pradesh during the first phase of polling, the Election Commission ordered repolling in booth 41 of the Kovur Assembly segment under Nellore Lok Sabha constituency and 197 of Sullurupeta Assembly segment under Tirupati parliamentary constituency, where voting is going on as this report is filed.
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