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Everyone peacefully captured they booths they were enthusiastic about: Stealing of ballot papers and fraudulent balloting in the Gaya constituency
Gaya, 16 February (Office reporter). There was fraudulent balloting, stealing of ballots, and tearing up of ballots in hundreds of booths during the election today in the district. However, apart from scattered incidents the polling remained peaceful and there was no news of any large scale violent incident. Due to lax administrative arrangements whoever was in force at a booth peacefully conducted a fraudulent ballot at it. The campaign to ‘Boycott the vote’ of the MCC proved ineffective. Apart from in the odd voting centre its declaration did not appear to have any effect anywhere. In this manner there is information that voting was between 50 and 55 percent.

[Hindustan, 17 February 1998.]

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