Haryana assembly elections: Scuffle between BJP, INLD supporters in Sirsa, 2 injured

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Assembly election in Haryana.
Haryana, Oct 15: As Haryana went to polls on Wednesday morning, scuffle between Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) workers took place in Modia Khera village in Sirsa.

Clashes and firing were reported between both the party supporters in Sirsa and as per reports two people have been injured in firing.

Incidents of violence have also been reported from other parts of Haryana like Hisar.

Reports are saying that clash between INLD and BJP supporters at a polling station in Basgaon, Hisar took place.

Over 25 percent of the 1.63 crore eligible voters had exercised their franchise in Haryana till 11 am on Wednesday as polling was on at a brisk pace in the multi-cornered contest.

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The police said that it is investigating why clashes took place in Haryana and two persons were injured.

Polling was going on at a brisk pace at places including Ambala, Bhiwani, Fatehabad, Hisar and Yamunanagar while it was comparatively slow at places like Rewari, election officials said.

Over 1.63 crore voters including over 87 lakh women are eligible to cast their vote in the polls with top guns including the kin of the three famous 'Lals' (Bansi Lal, Bhajan Lal and Devi Lal) battling it out in the state.

Election officials said that the polling was slow during the first two hours, but gradually picked up pace and over 25 percent had cast their vote by 11 am.

Barring glitches in EVM machines at a couple of places in the State, the polling was going on smoothly.

Amid tight security, polling commenced in all the 90 Assembly seats at 7 am and would continue till 6 pm to decide the fate of 1,351 candidates. Counting of votes will take place on October 19.

(With inputs from agencies)

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