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Ggn, Faridabad witness lower voting percentage

Gurugram: Gurugram's turnout at 61.93 per cent. Among 9 Assembly Constituencies in Gurugram Lok Sabha, the highest turnout in Rewari at 70.56 per cent, Badshahpur at 44 per cent. Mewat that had the highest voting percentage in 2014 saw a sharp decline with 65 per cent. The situation did not improve in the neighbourhood of Faridabad either with the voting percentage hovering between 59 per cent.

In Gurugram again there were more men who vote with 65 per cent while the women voter percentage was 57 per cent. Despite various sops given by the election officials in the areas of urban Gurugram various glitches that were not fixed resulted in the grievances among the voters. Most of the residents complained there were not ample amount of facilities that were provided in their societies. There were also complaints that most of the residents were not provided with the voting list in advance that further caused the confusion among the voters. There were charges of bogus voting and booth capturing from Mewat, the area which the votes the maximum in Gurugram lok sabha constituency. Incident of violence were also reported from the Mewat area where the angry villagers over the bogus voting goi violence with the poll both officials.

A situation also arose where Congress candidate Capt Ajay Singh Yadav and BJP local leader Alam Mundal clash in Chanddhaka. Yadav alleges booth capturing at the booth. He is likely to submit an application seeking repolling. The unwarranted controversy generated in the area resulted in much lower voting percentage in Mewat with 65 per cent as compared to over 75 per cent that was reported in 2014. Similar incidents were also reported from Faridabad where there were allegations of booth capturing that was reported from the South Haryana area.

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