Uttar Pradesh polls 2017: No, it’s not 'donkeys', here monkeys fight monkeys
Lucknow, Feb 25: Ok! We had enough of 'donkey' politics in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh, now let's talk about monkeys. You must be thinking, what 'monkeys' have got to do with 'politics' and 'elections'? A lot actually, as an ANI tweet informs that trained langurs have been brought in by the administration in Moradabad, UP, to protect electronic voting machines from possible attacks by monkeys.
The voting in Moradabad constituency took place on February 15 during the second phase of polling in the state. Moradabad is grappling with the issue of monkey menace for long, like a lot of other places in the country. Thus, the authorities thought that till the counting takes place on March 11, they should save the EVMs from possible attacks by hooligan monkey gangs.
Campaigning for the fifth phase of UP Assembly polls for 51 seats spread over 11 districts, including Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi's Lok Sabha constituency Amethi, will end on Saturday.
The voting for fifth phase of polling is scheduled on February 27. This time, voting for the assembly polls in the state has been divided into seven phases. The sixth phase of polling will take place on March 4 and seventh phase on March 8.