MP Assly polls throw interesting sights, poll boycott at some places

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Bhopal, Nov 27 (UNI) As Madhya Pradesh voted for the 13th Vidhan Sabha, interesting scenes were witnessed, while poll was boycotted at certain places over local problems.

Following are the notable highlights of today's polling: -- Polling was disrupted for some time at some polling centres in Indore and Ujjain divisions due to power cut.

-- An 80-year-old man came to cast his vote at Nargada Darwaza polling centre on the back of his son.

-- Polling started 10 minutes late due to technical glitch in the Electronic Voting Machine.

-- BJP and Congress workers clashed in Badwani assembly segment in Badwani district.

-- Five party workers were arrested following clash between BJP and Congress workers in Raisen.

-- Voters boycott polling demanding construction of road at polling centre number 77 at Tuhedia village under Shajapur assembly segment.

Only 329 electorate exercised their franchise from here.

-- A few electorate could not cast their vote despite possessing elector photo identity card and other necessary documents as their names were missing from electoral rolls in an assembly segment in Gwalior.

-- Dewas Mayor Sharad Pachunkar and his family members could not exercise their franchise as their names were missing from electoral rolls. He complained about the matter to the Election Commission.

-- Stone-pelting between two groups was reported at Kabootarkhana area in Indore but the situation was controlled by police intervention.

-- Former Union Coal Minister and Bharatiya Jan Shakti leader Prahlad Patel stood in queue to cast his vote at polling centre number 33 in Jabalpur West constituency.

-- A 66-year-old blind man was the first to cast his vote from Mandhata assembly segment in Khandwa district, while polling was boycotted at Pandhana and Haiderpur assembly segments.

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