Record polling in Dera Bassi

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DERA BASSI: Dera Bassi assem­bly seg­ment wit­nessed a record 79% vot­ing on Mon­day. Bar­ring a few cases of al­ter­ca­tion, polling by and large was peace­ful.

Tech­ni­cal snags in EVMS at four booths caused de­lay in polling for a few min­utes. The vot­ing per­cent­age re­mained high in ru­ral ar­eas in com­par­i­son to ur­ban ar­eas. Women and el­derly peo­ple also par­tic­i­pated in polling with en­thu­si­asm.

There were 200 booths at 133

■ polling sta­tions in the con­stituency. The 2007 elec­tion had wit­nessed 74% polling and the 2009 by-elec­tion

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