Rain hampers polling in Hubballi-Dharwad

Rain hampers polling in Hubballi-Dharwad

Election officials had to use candles to help voters as there was a power shutdown due to rain at a booth at Hubballi on Saturday. dh photo/Tajuddin Azad

Heavy rain accompanied by gusty wind lashed Hubballi-Dharwad for around one hour on Saturday, hampering the polling.

After clouds started gathering in the afternoon, the rain began at around 3.45 pm, with strong wind and thunderstorm, bringing down the mercury level.

It also affected the turnout at the polling stations in the twin cities towards the evening as many voters stayed indoors due to the rain.

Rainwater was flowing on the roads as gutters started overflowing. Pedestrians and bike riders rushed for cover.