Tamil Nadu local body polls: First phase concludes amid stray incidents of booth capturing: phase two voting on 30 Dec
The first phase of polls to elect councillors, panchayat union presidents and ward members for the local bodies concluded in Tamil Nadu on Friday with reports of stray incidents taking place in a few polling booths
West Bengal election: Protests at polling booths in Basirhat, Jadavpur; BJP, voters claim TMC workers not letting people vote
Voters in Basirhat and Jadavpur have alleged that TMC workers are disrupting the election process by not allowing them to vote.
The acknowledgement by the Election Commission in the Supreme Court that it is now aware of its powers after the court ordered the commission to act decisively against offenders, reduces the status of the poll panel to that of a minor in need of guardianship
Panchayat elections in Punjab: 80 percent voting recorded; one killed during booth-capturing bid, post-poll violence also reported
Voters had started queuing up outside polling stations in Punjab at 8 am, braving cold weather, before voting closed at 4 pm to elect sarpanches and panches.
The car belonging to Congress candidate for the Ater Assembly bypoll was vandalised, while two others were beaten up, while reports also suggested that booth capturing and stone-pelting had taken place during the bypoll in Madhya Pradesh.
Jaswant also expressed fears of booth capturing and bogus voting by BJP supporters in some assembly constituencies here and demanded that booths in Bayatu and Gudamalani areas be declared hyper-sensitive.