OUR STAFF REPORTER
BHOPAL (Madhya Pradesh)
The primary part of the election of town authorities has despatched the political events in contemplation. It was anticipated that if the rains stopped, voters would come out of their houses, however the voting share in 11 municipal firms decreased considerably in comparison with the final election.
60.90% voter turnout has been recorded in 48 wards of Sagar Municipal Company which was 4.6% lower than final time. In Singrauli, the voter turnout decreased by 12.28 %. Voting share got here down by 4.4% in Bhopal and 9.41% in Gwalior. Total 61% voting came about within the elections in 133 our bodies.
Low turnout in Bhopal
Solely 51.60 % voting came about in Bhopal. In 2015, there was 56 % voting within the municipal elections in Bhopal. In Bhopal, most 57.34 per cent votes had been solid within the North Vidhan Sabha that has Congress sitting MLA. The bottom 47.20% votes had been witnessed in Govindpura seat that has sitting BJP MLA.
Discrepancy within the voter slips
This time the discrepancy within the voter slips is being mentioned to be the principle purpose behind the autumn within the voting share. Voters in massive numbers had complained that they didn’t get the voter slip. A number of others mentioned that their polling cubicles had been modified and needed to return house with out voting.
Ruling BJP has come down closely on discrepancy in distribution of voter slips and has questioned the State Election Fee.
“Complaints of voter slips not distributed have come from a number of quarters. Furthermore, members of the identical household had been divided into a couple of polling cubicles leading to low voter turnout. The State Election Fee ought to reply as to who’s accountable for it,” mentioned Lokendra Parashar, media in-charge BJP.
Former minister and Congress MLA PC Sharma too echoed the identical emotions and mentioned that low voting was a results of non-distribution of voter slips.
(To obtain our E-paper on whatsapp day by day, please click on right here. To obtain it on Telegram, please click on right here. We allow sharing of the paper’s PDF on WhatsApp and different social media platforms.)