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Erroneous voters list plays spoilsport in Mysore

Mysore:Mar 8, 2013 DH News Service 1:37 IST
 Elections to urban local bodies in the district held on Thursday was not only ruled by discrepancies in the voters list, but also uninterested voters, who preferred to stay inside, rather than exercising their franchise.

In some wards, booths witnessed serpentine queues, while in other booths poll staff seemed to be waiting for the takers.

When Deccan Herald made a reality check at ward 15 coming under Krishnaraja assembly constituency, what came to fore was initial enthusiasm that lacked among the electorate. Of the total 1,604 voters in the booth number 145 set up at a government college in Kuvempunagar, 156 had found time to vote till 10.40 am.

At booth 146 it was 148 among the total 833 voters and at booth 143 it was 167 among 939. Booth 465 classified as hyper-sensitive at Government Higher Urdu Primary School near Milad Park, coming under Chamaraja assembly constituency had recorded 239 votes polled among the total 795 till 11.45 pm.

V Anil Kumar, a cerebral palsy patient and a resident of V V Mohalla, who had come to cast his vote at Niramala Convent booth (Chamaraja constituency), was so annoyed when he learnt that his name was deleted from the list, that he shouted at the officials and cursed the people responsible for the blunder.

Similar was the scenario at Narasimharaja assembly constituency, where among the total 1,175 voters at a booth in ward 58, only 297 had cast their votes till 1 pm.

Till 3 pm, total voting percentage in the district was recorded at 39.63, with Mysore city coming last at 35 pc. Periyaptna had registered 69.77 pc, T Narsipura- 67.41, H D Kote- 64.39, Bannur-64.31, Hunsur- 61, K R Nagar- 56.24 and Nanjangud- 53.52.Worry writ large on their faces, candidates at some wards even arranged their followers to go door-to-door to ensure that the residents have cast their votes.

In case of otherwise, they were all making an earnest appeal and some among them even going a step ahead ferrying them in vehicles.

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