Bihar voters boycott 12 polling booths in 5 dists

Miffed over alleged apathy of the state authorities towards development of their areas, voters stayed away from at least 12 polling booths in the first phase of poll in Bihar today.

Last Updated: Oct 21, 2010, 22:08 PM IST

Patna: Miffed over alleged apathy of the
state authorities towards development of their areas, voters
stayed away from at least 12 polling booths spread over
Madhubani, Purnia, Araria, Madhepura and Kishanganj districts
in the first phase of poll in Bihar today.

Reports reaching the state headquarters here said,
voters did not exercise franchise at booth 113 and 14 under
Benipatti assembly segment and booth 178 and 37 in
Rajnagar seat in Madhubani district.

Similarly, the electorate did not turn up at booth
173 and 174 in Alamnagar assembly constituency where state
JD(U) minister Narendra Narain Yadav was locked in a
triangular fight with RJD and Congress nominees.

In Araria, voters boycotted the poll at booth 192
under Jokihat assembly segment, while in Kishanganj, people
boycotted voting at booth 104 in Bahadurganj seat.

The voters did not participate in today`s exercise in
two booths each in Rupauli and Banmankhi assembly segments
in Purnia district, the reports said.

People also held demonstrations and shouted slogans
against the state government for alleged neglect of their
areas.

-PTI