Brisk voting in Kannur, Kasaragod
Brisk polling was witnessed in Kannur and Kasaragod districts for the Assembly elections on Tuesday. The voter turnout in Kannur was 77.75% whereas Kasaragod noticed a turnout of 74.91%.
The polling share in the 2016 Assembly elections was 80.63% in Kannur district. The voter turnout was 80.88% in Taliparamba this time whereas Thalassery recorded 73.93% polling.
The district noticed 4.29% of voters casting their votes in the primary hour of polling itself. The polling share crossed 44.44% by 12.15 p.m.
Barring just a few incidents, the election was largely peaceable. A polling officer was attacked in Payyannur. UDF candidate P.V. Abdul Rashid was allegedly attacked by CPI(M) employees in Taliparamba constituency.
An individual was arrested for impersonation in Kannur. Two Youth League members, who allegedly tried to forged bogus votes in sales space quantity 84 of Koothuparamba, had been arrested.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan forged his vote at R.C. Amala School at Pinarayi. Health Minister K.K. Shylaja forged her vote at Pazhassi West UP faculty. Industries Minister E.P. Jayarajan forged his vote at Aroli Government Higher Secondary School.
In Kasaragod, Manjeswaram constituency witnessed 76.81% voter turnout. Kasaragod recorded a polling share of 70.87%, Uduma 75.56%, Kanhangad 74.35 % and Trikaripur 76.47%.