Close to 450 voters listed at this Tibetan School exclusively included people of Tibetan origin settled at Majnu ka Tila.

Even as most schoolchildren in the city enjoyed a day off due to election, there was one school where classes was held despite it being a polling station. Close to 450 voters listed at this Tibetan School exclusively included people of Tibetan origin settled at Majnu ka Tila.

Ironically, some of the teachers of the school, which falls under the Chandni Chowk Lok Sabha constituency, themselves could not vote because their names were not on the voter list.

The voters’ response was enthusiastic and by 1 p.m. nearly 50 per cent of them had cast their votes, said the Election Commission officials. Many among these voters were Buddhist monks.

When asked about the issues on which they voted, a majority of them singled out inflation as something which pinched them the most. Then, there were those who said they voted for the candidate their local head asked them to vote for. On the area specific issues, Anita Passingdolma, a BPO employee, said they expect the elected candidate to provide a solution to flood-like situation which arises every year in their low lying colony as water from the Yamuna enters it.

Despite crediting the local Congress MLA of taking some initiatives, including facilitating their voter registration, many acknowledged that there was an undercurrent against the party.

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