Hindustani Vocalist Gangubai Hangal cast her vote

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Bangalore, May 22 (UNI) In Hubli city renowned Hindustani vocalist Gangubai Hangal was among the early voters who exercised her franchise in the third and final phase of polling.

The 93 year-old, Kirana Gharana fame, walked to the booth situated near her house in Hubli to cast her vote.

x x x x In Belgaum district missing names in voter's list in some places created confusion. In this border district, which has sizable Marathi speaking population, voters' list had been printed in three languages -- Kannada, Marathi and English, but many names were found missing in vernacular languages while they were present in the list printed in English.

Officials convinced voters and allowed all those whose names were in the English list.

Elaborate checks of the voter's identities in Indi constituency had delayed the voting process and long queues were seen in many booths.

x x x x x Attikatti village in Ron Constituency having 800 voters boycotted polling demanding basic amenities. They were not ready to budge despite assurance from the Deputy Commissioner and Superintendent. x x x x x About 1400 electorates in Nadiniravalli village in Haveri District boycotted polling in protest against inadequate rehabilitation in the village which was devastated by floods.

x x x x x In Guttal village also in Haveri District polling was held up for more than four hours from 1000 hrs in protest against a security personal allegedly beating a youth who had come with a girl to exercise his franchise.

x x x x x 106 year-old Fakiravva exercised her voting right in a pooling booth in Sortur with the help of neighbours.

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