Mangaluru, May 30: Aisamma (105) from Shekamale in Ariyadka village in Puttur taluk, took the help of her grandson Basheer Shekamale, and arrived at Higher primary school, Shekamale to cast her vote.
Voter brought in Ambulance:
Moodbidri: Umesh Poojary from Mundrudeguttu, in Paladka arrived by a ambulance to the Kemaru school booth and cast his vote.
Umesh had turned paraplegic after he fell from a coconut tree a year ago.
Amith D’Silva owner cum driver of Loyala ambulance in Moodabidri had asked Umesh about casting his vote on Friday.
Umesh expressed his interest to cast his vote and said due to his ill health he is unable to reach the voting centre.
At around 2.30 pm on Friday Amith with the help of local’s took Umesh by his ambulance to the respective voting centre. Umesh was joyous to exercise his franchise.
Amith who rendered a free service took back Umesh safely to his house.
Duo escape with ballot papers, get arrested:
On the charges of allegedly fleeing with ballot papers and obstructing conduct of elections, a candidate contesting from the Ulaibettu Gram Panchayat along with another person were arrested on Friday, May 29th.
The Mangaluru Rural Police said Abdul Razak (32) and another candidate Vittal Ameen (61) entered the polling booth in Permanki while some people were waiting in the queue to exercise their franchise.
Abdul Razak was supported by the Social Democratic Party of India while Vittal Ameen was a Congress worker.
At around 11am, the two candidates asked polling officer Clement Pramila Salins to show them the ballot papers. While seeing the ballot papers, the two candidates raised objection to impression on the front side of ballot paper of the seal on the rear side. After heated arguments with the officer, the two candidates moved out the polling booth taking away the ballot book.
When the officer raised an alarm, the police stationed at the booth chased the duos that were on a two wheeler.
Both the candidates were arrested for offences under the Indian Penal Code and also under the Karnataka Panchayat Raj Act.
The duos were produced before the court. Razak was detained under judicial custody and Ameen was released on bail.
Voters ID dropped into Ballot box!
A woman, who arrived to vote at the 2nd ward in Thenka Yekkaru; while dropping the ballot paper, dropped even the voters ID clutched in her hand into the ballot box. After she realised that she had dropped the voters ID into the ballot she informed the matter to the polling officer. But he expressed his helplessness and asked her to come on June 5th to the counting centre and collect her voters ID from there.