Poor turnout at Nedumkayam station
As many as 272 tribespeople belonging to the primitive Cholanaikar, Kattunaikar and Paniya tribes solid their votes at a high-security polling sales space arrange within the Nedumkayam forest close to Nilambur on Tuesday.
Many of them travelled miles by means of the jungle to succeed in the polling station. Apart from the police, personnel of the BSF, Thunderbolt, and anti-Naxal drive guarded the Nedumkayam polling station within the gentle of Maoist menace. Booth No.170 at Nedumkayam was the one polling station contained in the forest.
While the Cholanaikars residing in Mancheeri hamlets greater than 15 km contained in the forest got here in teams, the Kattunaikars of Mundakkadavu hamlet and Paniyars of Nedumkayam hamlets joined them of their “electoral celebrations”.
Among the tribals who polled their votes, 141 have been males and 131 have been girls.
The polling station had 468 votes, with 265 males and 203 girls.
The tribal polling proportion was, nonetheless, method beneath the district’s common. Nedumkayam witnessed 58.12% polling.
The authorities had organized transport facility for the tribespeople of Mancheeri, Poochanala, Mannala, Meenmutty, Pulimunda, Vattikkallu and Chodalapotti hamlets.
A group of law enforcement officials led by District Police Chief S. Sujit Das too reached Nedumkayam in view of the improved safety.