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Voters in Kerala Beat Rain, Throng Polling Booths in Large Numbers

Politics | News18 | October 21, 2019, 7:22 pm
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 Despite heavy rains lashing most places in Kerala, where five by-elections were due on Monday, people came out in good numbers to cast their votes, enthusing three key rival political fronts which feared poll postponement. (Image: Special Arrangement)
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Despite heavy rains lashing most places in Kerala, where five by-elections were due on Monday, people came out in good numbers to cast their votes, enthusing three key rival political fronts which feared poll postponement. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 Even the worst affected constituency, Ernakulam, which in the first few hours registered only single-digit percentage of votes polled, people came out braving rains and water-logging. (Image: Special Arrangement)
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Even the worst affected constituency, Ernakulam, which in the first few hours registered only single-digit percentage of votes polled, people came out braving rains and water-logging. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 Those who made it to the polling stations before 6 p.m. were given tokens to cast their votes. (Image: Special Arrangement)
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Those who made it to the polling stations before 6 p.m. were given tokens to cast their votes. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 While the Congress and BJP appeared much concerned about the poor turnout in the afternoon, their faces lit up as the day wore on. The final polling figures are expected to come later, as in many booths, presiding officers are yet to give data on the poll percentage. The final figures are expected tomorrow morning, officials said. (Image: Special Arrangement)
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While the Congress and BJP appeared much concerned about the poor turnout in the afternoon, their faces lit up as the day wore on. The final polling figures are expected to come later, as in many booths, presiding officers are yet to give data on the poll percentage. The final figures are expected tomorrow morning, officials said. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 According to the latest polling figures, Aroor recorded the highest turnout with 79.24 per cent, Manjeswaram 75.65, Konni 70, Vatiyoorkavu 62.30 per cent and Ernakulam 56.88 per cent. (Image: Special Arrangement)
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According to the latest polling figures, Aroor recorded the highest turnout with 79.24 per cent, Manjeswaram 75.65, Konni 70, Vatiyoorkavu 62.30 per cent and Ernakulam 56.88 per cent. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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