1. Congress candidate Kalale Keshavamurthy clearly violated the poll code when he arrived to cast his vote wearing the Congress scarf at a booth in Kalale village in Nanjangud.

The party is heavily banking on him to reclaim the constituency after former minsiter V Srinivas Prasad quit Congress to join BJP. Deputy Commissioner D Randeep said a complaint will be lodged against Kalale Keshavamurthy for violating poll code of conduct.

 

2. 93-year-old Devamma breathed her last after casting her vote in bypolls at booth no 166 in Gundlupet. She was the resident of Hangala village in Gundlupet and she was assisted by her family members to the booth to exercise her right.

 

3. Widow of minister HS Mahadevaprasad Geetha Mahadevaprasad contesting on Congress ticket offered prayers at Maramma temple in Halalli village of Gundlupet before casting her vote. She was in tears when she was praying at the temple. Will the voters support Geetha, who is riding on sympathy wave? Only time will tell.

 

4. In Nanjangud (booth no 49), poll officials goofed up when they applied ink on wrong finger. A voter complained that the polling officials applied ink on his right index finger instead of left index finger.

 

5. Voters of Ashokapura in Nanjangud constituency boycotted the polls. Their rue was they have been deprived of basic facilities and none of the parties promised to address them. Upset over it, both men and women voters of the village stayed off from voting till noon.

 

6. Stray incidents of campaigning within the 100 mts of the polling booth - as against the poll code - were reported from both the constituencies. Police cleared these workers who were urging people to vote for their respective parties.