Clashes between party workers reported at a few places

Brisk to heavy polling was recorded in the 10 urban local body elections in Bellary district on Thursday.

Barring a few clashes between party workers in a couple of places, polling passed off peacefully. The district recorded an estimated 65 per cent to 75 per cent voting.

Although polling began on a dull note with only 12 per cent voting recorded till noon, it improved later in the day.

The revision of ward areas created confusion among voters. While some voters complained that their names had been omitted, others said that their names were found in wards different from their residences. A large number of voters had to return without voting despite carrying photo identity cards because their names were not found on the electoral rolls.


In Shantinagar here, police had to resort to a mild lathi-charge when there was a clash between Congress and Janata Dal (Secular) workers. Similar incidents were reported from Kampli and a few other places.

The district administration had made adequate arrangements for smooth conduct of elections. Amlan Aditya Biswas, Deputy Commissioner and district Election Officer, and Chandragupta, Superintendent of Police, monitored the situation throughout the day.

  • Revision of ward areas creates confusion

    among voters

  • In Shantinagar, police resort to lathi-charge

    to disperse Congress, JD(S) workers