Why 1,000 Voters In This Village Boycotted Lok Sabha Polls

Of the five Lok Sabha seats, the highest turnout was recorded in Bargarh at 67.27 per cent, followed by Sundergarh (62.36%) and Bolangir (61.35%). Kandhanmal and Aska recorded 57.46 per cent and Aska at 57.09 per cent respectively.
Lok Sabha Election 2024

Odisha recorded a voter turnout of 61.24 per cent till 6 pm on Monday.

Over 1,000 voters in a rural village in Odisha boycotted the Lok Sabha polls reportedly to protest the unavailability of schools and hospitals there. The decision by the villagers in Balangir, about seven hours frive from Bhubaneswar, came amid polling in the five Lok Sabha constituencies and 35 assembly segments in the state.
Of the 1,071 voters eligible to vote in Balangir, 561 are male voters and 510 are female voters.
Barring some sporadic incidents, polling was largely peaceful in the state.
Odisha recorded a voter turnout of 61.24 per cent till 6 pm on Monday. Lok Sabha and assembly elections are being held simultaneously in the state.
Of the five Lok Sabha seats, the highest turnout was recorded in Bargarh at 67.27 per cent, followed by Sundergarh (62.36%) and Bolangir (61.35%). Kandhanmal and Aska recorded 57.46 per cent and Aska at 57.09 per cent respectively.
At 72.40 per cent, Bijepur in Bargarh logged the highest polling among the 35 assembly constituencies.
Both the ruling BJD and the BJP have exuded confidence in winning a maximum number of seats in this phase of polling.
"We are winning 30 of the 35 assembly seats and will do better in parliamentary seats as compared to the 2019 polls," BJD spokesperson Sasmit Patra said.
BJP spokesperson Jatin Mohanty, meanwhile, claimed that his party will win in all five Lok Sabha seats in this phase of elections and 25 of the 35 assembly seats where voting was held on Monday.
In the 2019 elections, the ruling BJD had won two of the five Lok Sabha seats and 26 of the 35 assembly segments.
Odisha has 21 Lok Sabha constituencies and 147 assembly seats.
Of them, polling has so far been completed for nine parliamentary seats and 63 assembly segments.
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