Zero polling at two villages in Ajmer and Jhunjhunu
Miffed with poll promises not fulfilled over the last five years, people of two villages in Ajmer and Jhunjhunu did not cast their votes on Friday. There was zero polling in Jaitpura village in Ajmer district and Kutubpura village in Jhunjhunu district.
Disappointed with poll promises of better roads, good quality electricity and proper drainage system in their village, that remained unfulfilled, residents of Jaitpura village under Masuda block of the Ajmer district did not cast their votes in assembly election held on Friday.
Not a single voter of the village turned up at booth number 280 (the only booth in the village) till 5 PM when the polling time ended. A total of 1,140 voters are registered at the booth.
Ajmer district election officer Aarti Dogra said, “At Jaitpura village, only three persons cast their votes and the rest of them boycotted.”
Local administration and Congress candidate from Masuda, Rakesh Pareek, made efforts to convince the villagers to cast their votes but to no avail. Pareek even promised that if he was elected he would sort out the village problems within a month’s time.
“We did not vote this time as the government and local MLA did not do anything to improve the dismal condition of water and power supply in the village,” said Rupa Ram, a villager.
Similarly, villagers of Kutubpura village in Jhunjhunu district boycotted the elections.
Jhunjhunu district election officer Dinesh Kumar Yadav said, “There are 1,900 voters in Kutubpura village and no one voted despite having tried to persuade them. They have boycotted the polls over the issue of a poultry farm that they claim causes pollution. Earlier too, these villagers had launched agitation on the same issue. Action is being taken against the poultry farm as per law, but they want result overnight, which is not possible.”
There are two booths in the village which witnessed zero voter turnout on Friday.