Karnataka Elections 2018: Problem in EVMs, fights -here is all you need to know
Violent incidents are reported from various constituencies in Karnataka during Assembly elections. Here are the details of constituencies and candidates involved in fist fight and incidents of EVM problems.
There were complaints of VVPAT machine not working at Chamarajapete constituency. Polling booth 162 at Chamarajapete encountered problems and no receipt was seen after casting the vote in the EVM. When none of the tactics of the officials worked to set the VVPAT right, after a wait of two hours, the machine was replaced with a new one. People wait in the booth and cast their vote, express disappointment over the technical glitches.
EVM problems were also seen in EVM in Kengeri, under Yeshwantpur constituency. EVM problems were also seen at Lottagollahalli booth (Ward 18) in Hebbal. There were complaints of VVPAT showing wrong details of voting. The EVM was changed in the constituency.
Similar problems were encountered in Sagar too.
The voters of Rural Gudibande have boycotted the voting. They have alleged that none of the leaders have taken any interest in developing the village. The villagers expressed anger that they will have to travel more than one kilometre to reach the polling booth.s
Congress and BJP supporters were seen fighting on the road in Vijayanagar. BJP corporator Anand was attacked at Hampinagar in Vijayanagar. An argument during the voting turned violent when Congress supporters attacked Anand.
In Badami where CM Siddaramaiah and BJP's Sriramulu are locking horns, two youths were seen fighting on the road, tearing each other's clothes. The arguments are said to have ensued while distributing the voter slips. The incident was reported from K M Pattanashetty University booth. The situation came to control after the intervention of the police.
Paresh Mesta's photo was kept near the booth in Gangolli. This led to argument between the Congress and BJP workers. The BJPP booth was 100 meters away from the actual polling booth. The photo was removed by the police and brought the situation under control.
Pregnant woman struggles to cast vote in Hubballi
A pregnant woman at was found struggling to cast her vote in Hubballi as she had got the photocopy of the original voter's ID. She was denied permission to vote from the officers at the booth, which made her break into tears. Later, with the intervention of the corporator, she was allowed to vote.
Election was delayed at booth number 246 at Sugar Town in Mandya. This led to an argument between the voters, who were waiting for their turn to cast a vote. The officers were seen installing the voting machine much longer after 7 am, making the people angry.
A fight ensued between Congress and BJP workers at Chittapur in Kalaburagi. The argument started when BJP candidate Valmiki Nayak was denied entry inside the polling booth. Congress members asked Valmiki to leave the place.
JD(S) and Congress party members indulged in a physical assault at Elaagatavalli in Arakalgud. Congress members are said to have attacked JD(S) workers. JD(S) workers Chetan, Anil have been severely injured and admitted to Arakalgud Hospital.