66.95 pc polling in Devadurga

 A total of 66.95 per cent of the electorate exercised their franchise in the byelection to the Devadurga Assembly constituency.

Preliminary reports suggested that eight per cent of the votes had been cast in the first two hours. The polling picked pace later on. There was more enthusiasm in the polling in rural areas. The election started late at a few places due to glitches in the electronic voting machines. There were verbal duels among workers of parties at a few places over missing names in the voters’ list.

Barring these incidents, the voting was peaceful in all the 247 booths of the constituency. Parties had made arrangements to bring voters to the booths at a few places. There was heavy police security at the voting centres to prevent untoward incidents.

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