Protests marred voting at
Haraginadoni village in Ballari as women staged a
demonstration holding empty pots and boycotted the Lok Sabha
The villagers were protesting the lack of water supply
in their village.
The district administration had arranged water supply
through tankers but that was not sufficient to meet the
day-to-day requirements, they said.
"Most borewells in our village have gone dry. Those
which are functional have high fluoride content, which is not
potable," an agitating villager told reporters.
The villagers had been cautioning the district
authorities for the past three-four days that unless their
water requirements were met, they would not vote.
However, their warnings were not taken seriously and
Saturday morning, hundreds of women holding empty pitchers
staged a demonstration.
The bypolls in Ballari is taking place following the
resignation of sitting BJP MP B Sriramulu afterhe won the
assembly election from Monakalmuru.
Sriramulu's sister J Shantha got the BJP ticket while
V SUgrappa is contesting as a Congress candidate backed by
According to information received, there are 17.13
lakh voters in the Lok Sabha constituency while Haraginadoni
village has about 2,000 voters.
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