Guddethota GP voters boycott polls


However, the voters of Megur block in Guddethota Gram Panchayat, one of the Naxal-infested areas of the taluk, had boycotted the polls.

There were 475 voters in the village. Though there was not a single SC family, one seat had been reserved for SC (woman), which disappointed the villagers.

Revenue sub-divisional officer Dayanand, Tahsildar Umeschandra tried to convince the voters till 3 pm but in vain.

Though the polling process was slow in the morning hours, it got accelerated by noon. There was only 7 per cent polling by 9 am, while it was 26 pc by 11 am and 65 pc by 4 pm.
There was a minor clash between two factions at Soorya Temple in Hirekodige Gram Panchayat, but it was solved with the intervention of the police.

Though there was tension between two groups in Harandur GP, it did not make way for any untoward incident. Narasipura, Koppa rural, Hirekodige booths witnessed huge turn out.
Anti-Naxal Force and special armed police from Tamil Nadu kept a high vigil at Naxal-infested areas like Bairedevaru, Heggarukudige, Kuloor and Haralane.

Moothavalli villagers had threatened of boycotting polls for four seats in Tuluvinakoppa block but they decided to participate in the polling after they were convinced by elected representatives and officials.

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