Aroor records highest polling as voting time ends
Thiruvananthapuram: Despite rain playing spoilsport, Aroor recorded highest voter turnout among the five constituencies which witnessed polling on Monday.
Manjeswaram, Konni and Vattiyoorkavu constituencies witnessed relatively high polling while Ernakulam recorded the lowest voter turnout among the five constituencies.
Voting time ended at 6 pm but as many people were waiting in long ques in front of polling booths. Election officials will conclude the polling only after letting those standing in queue at 6 pm to exercise their franchise.
According to latest reports, Aroor recorded 75.76 percent poling. Konni recorded 68.33 percent polling while Manjeswaram recorded 69 percent polling. Vattiyoorkavu recorded 62.30 percent polling. However, heavy rains and floods adversely affected polling in Ernakulam which recorded 53.32 percent.
There were reports of a minor scuffle between police and Congress activists at NSS UP School at Sasthamangalam which comes under Vattiyoorkavu constituency.
It is learned that Congress activists trying to enter a polling booth resulted in the scuffle. Later, police and UDF activists got into an argument in front of the polling booth. UDF candidate Mohan Kumar came to the spot and pacified the Congress activists following which normalcy returned to the area.
In view of the incident, a large posse of police has been deployed in Sasthamangalam to avoid any further untoward incidents.