PUNE: In Pune Lok Sabha constituency, Vadgaon Sheri has the maximum number of voters compared to the other five assembly constituencies. Out of the total 18.33 lakh voters in Pune constituency, Vadgaon Sheri has 4.44 lakh voters. On Tuesday, the turnout in Vadgaon Sheri was over 32.1 per cent.
The Vadgaon Sheri electorate is a mix of slums, middle class, high-income group and IT professionals. Voting was slow in the morning but picked up the pace by afternoon. In Kalyani Nagar and Viman Nagar, people cast their votes early in the morning en route their daily morning walk.
In Kharadi, Eon Gyanankur English School was decorated with balloons and rangoli to welcome the voters.
In Sundarbai Primary School, malfunctioning of the Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) was reported. It took around one hour to repair it, but by then, some voters had returned home. The polling officer said that those voters will come again after the machine is repaired.
In Vadgaon Sheri Gaothan’s Pune Municipal Corporation Acharya Anand Rishiji Maharaj Primary School, voters gathered around the party workers to know the booth numbers. Some party workers were using a laptop while many were using mobile phones for searching names in Election Commission of India’s mobile application (app).
The BJP developed a special assembly constituency-wise app to search voters name. The BJP party workers were using party app instead of Election Commission app.
In Kharadi, polling officer and police faced the nuisance of mosquitoes. Officials were stationed on Monday evening in Pathare School. The police officials used electric mosquito killer rackets to curb the nuisance. Officials said that the polling centre is located near to the river bank so there are more mosquitoes.