Mobile booths attract voters in RajasthanMay 7th, 2009 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, May 7 (IANS) Voters seem more keen to cast their ballot in Rajasthan’s Jaisalmer desert, where six mobile booths have been set up, than other places in the state.
“We have recorded 37.20 percent voting in two of the mobile booths and in the other four it was 14.80 percent in first two hours of polling. It was much above the state’s polling percentage of 11 percent,” a poll official said.
The Election Commission had decided to have six mobile polling booths in Jaisalmer district, which is part of the Barmer Lok Sabha constituency - the second largest parliamentary segment in the country.
The Barmer parliamentary constituency is spread over 71,601 square km area in the desert districts of Barmer and Jaisalmer near the India-Pakistan border.
The six mobile polling booths will visit 12 prefixed places at specified times during the day to enable the eligible 2,324 residents of this area in Jaisalmer district cast their vote.
At Menau, the mobile booth will visit to facilitate voting for 46 eligible voters. Similarly, in Jesilia, 65 voters will be able to use the facility.
After voting, the mobile centres will return to the main polling stations.
The main candidates in this constituency are sitting MP Manvendra Singh of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Harish Choudhary of the Congress.
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