Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Naxals Blow up Polling Booth in Bihar’s Gaya District

Apr 14, 2009: Naxals on Tuesday blew up a polling booth and torched a vehicle of JD (U) MLA in Bihar's Gaya district ahead of elections scheduled there on April 16.

The naxals also beat supporters of the MLA, who had gone there for campaigning.

Earlier, the district administration had requested the Election Commission (EC) to conduct polls on a separate date in the region since it is highly naxal infested.

However, the EC turned down the request saying providing necessary security for the polls was duty of the administration.

Naxal organizations have already given a poll boycott call and warned of attacks during elections.

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