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Congress MLA Alleges 'BJP Influence' At Polling Booth In Chittapur, Presiding Officer Changed

A voter turnout of 8.26 per cent was recorded in the first two hours of polling, according to Election Commission data. The highest percentage was in the coastal district of Udupi (13.28 per cent) and the lowest in Chamarajanagar district (5.75 per cent) till 9 am.

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The presiding officer at a polling booth in Chamnur village of Karnataka’s Chittapur town was changed following a complaint alleging voter manipulation, according to the Chief Electoral Officer of Karnataka.

Congress MLA Priyank Kharge shared a post on Twitter alleging that polling was stopped in booth number 178 as the presiding officer was “prompting/influencing people to vote for BJP”.  Kharge is the incumbent MLA from Chittapur.

A voter turnout of 8.26 per cent was recorded in the first two hours of polling, according to Election Commission data.

The highest percentage was in the coastal district of Udupi (13.28 per cent) and the lowest in Chamarajanagar district (5.75 per cent) till 9 am.

(With inputs from PTI)

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