Polling peace­ful in Hadoti re­gion

Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur) - - Htrajasthan - HT Cor­re­spon­dent [email protected]­dus­tan­times.com

Bar­ring stray in­ci­dents of vi­o­lence, polling passed off peace­fully in all four dis­tricts of Hadoti re­gion on Fri­day.

En­thu­si­asm was seen among the vot­ers in Hadoti re­gion, where peo­ple were seen lined up since morn­ing in front of polling booths in Kota, Bundi, Baran and Jha­lawar dis­tricts.

There are 17 assem­bly con­stituen­cies in Hadoti re­gion in­clud­ing four each in Jha­lawar and Baran dis­tricts, six in Kota and three in Bundi dis­trict.

Chief minister Va­sund­hara Raje cast her vote at the ‘Pink booth’ of com­mu­nity cen­tre of Hous­ing Board Colony in Jhalara­p­atan, which was manned by women per­son­nel.

Later, ac­com­pa­nied by her son and Jha­lawar MP Dushyant Singh and his wife Ni­harika Singh, Raje claimed that the polling un­der­way in Ra­jasthan is in favour of the de­vel­op­ment works car­ried out by her gov­ern­ment.

Raje is fac­ing chal­lenge from Congress can­di­date and sit­ting MLA from Sheo assem­bly con­stituency, Man­ven­dra Singh who is the son of for­mer Union minister Jaswant Singh.

In­ci­dents of scuf­fling and stone-pelt­ing among the work­ers of BJP and Congress were seen at Dhaba vil­lage in Jha­lawar dis­trict. Jha­lawar SP Anand Sharma said that po­lice reached on time and used mild force to dis­perse the party ac­tivists. “It was a mild in­ci­dent,” he said.

Jha­lawar dis­trict col­lec­tor Ji­ten­dra Ku­mar Soni said that around 63% vot­ing was reg­is­tered in Jha­lawar dis­trict till 3 pm.

Po­lice also dis­persed scuf­fling work­ers of Congress and BJP at the booth of San­toshi Na­gar Hous­ing board of Kota South assem­bly con­stituency.

Queues of vot­ers were seen since the begin­ning of the polling in Kota.

Re­ports of fault were re­ceived from some polling booths in­clud­ing polling booth in Val­labh Bari near Gu­rud­wara of Kota North con­stituency, Ghode­waale baba school in Dad­abari area of Kota South con­stituency and oth­ers due to which polling was de­layed for around half an hour.

Mean­while, the Madan­pura vil­lage of Pi­palda assem­bly con­stituency, which had an­nounced to boy­cott polls in the past, voted af­ter in­sis­tence of the ad­min­is­tra­tive of­fi­cials and rec­on­cil­i­a­tion among the vil­lagers.

In Mus­lim dom­i­nated ar­eas in Kota city, fam­ily mem­bers and vol­un­teers were seen car­ry­ing el­derly vot­ers on palan­quins, cots and wheel­chairs.

Kota dis­trict col­lec­tor Gau­rav Goyal in­formed that around 56.18% polling was reg­is­tered in Kota dis­trict till 3pm.

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