Tamil Nadu polls 2016: Three tribal villages to get polling booths after 50 years

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Coimbatore, March 24: Three tribal villages in Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu are set to witness a better election this year since the Election Commission has decided to set up two booths in these places for the May 16 Assembly polls, a report published in The News Minute said.

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The three villages are Shembukarai, Dhumanur and Kattassalai. They will witness polling booths after 50 years.

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More than 200 families live in these three settlements with about 600 villagers having voter ID cards. The residents of these villagers are mainly from the Irula tribe which depends on agriculture and cattle-raising for their living.

Since there were no polling booths in these villages, it was very difficult for them to travel a long distance to and fro for polling. Going to another village for voting also led to other problems with the local people, the report said. Now, with booths coming up in the villages, it will easy for all 600 voters to cast their ballot in the upcoming polls.

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