Mangalore, May 5: As everybody’s expectation state’s assembly election process has begun at 7.00 a m peacefully and with good spirit. However in spite of being Sunday-Holiday, it was observed that as the temperature started soaring percentage of people arriving to polling booth also reduced. May be people are waiting for the temperature to drop down and later stage turn out might pick up, it says.
As the security in and around the city was beefed up very tightly no instances of untoward instances have been reported yet in the city.
Although DC had organized several programmes in view of creating awareness amongst the voters, turn out seems to be very thin as per the information available.
The exact percentage of polling will be available only by evening 6.00 p.m sources said.
J R Lobo, congress candidate from Mangalore south constituency was the first one to cast his vote along with his family members in his constituency Bendore Sebastian school at 7.00 a.m, Yogish Bhat, BJP candidate from Mangalore south constituency and Krishna J Palemar, candidate from Mangalore north have exercised their votes at 8.00 am at Dayat school election booth, on Kodialbail, Jail road.
Accordingly Nalin Kumar Kateel has exercised his franchise at St.Aloysias School, Ladyhill and Monappa Bhandary at Padav school booth.
Speaking to the media persons JR Lobo said in his speech that people of his constituency will definitely bless him through their ballot and assure them that their long pending problems will definitely be addressed, if he is elected, he opined.
On the other hand Krishna J Palemar said in his speech that after visiting my constituency I observed that people in his constituency were casting their votes with very much enthusiasm and he got all confidence that people will elect him this time too as they did in the past.
Photo source:Satish Kapikad