Pipili Bypoll: Voting Begins, EVM Glitches Disrupt Polling


Pipili: Polling began at 7 am today for the by-election to the Pipili Assembly Constituency in Puri district.

The polling process started at as many as 348 booths across the constituency from 7 am, and it will continue till 6 pm today.

Polling reportedly got disrupted at booths number 139-A and 177, and also at booth number 203 of Dakhina Sahi in Nuasasan village due to technical glitches. Till the last report came in, voting had started at booth number 203 after the malfunction in the EVM was fixed by the concerned authorities.

People were seen standing in queues and waiting for their turns to cast votes. Wearing mask, maintaining social distancing and use of sanitiser have been made compulsory for the voters and the polling officials. Adherence to other Covid appropriate behaviours is also being ensured in all the booths.

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