Bangalore Rural constituency saw a voter turnout of 32.36 per cent till 1 pm on Thursday, 18th April, 2019.
A few voters spoke to the NewsNet team about the various issues that have been concerning them in their constituency.
Water shortage has hit the city, said Chandana R, a second time voter.
“The next government should build a railways station so that transportation becomes easier in the rural constituency,” she added.
Voters also complained about the polling booths lacking basic facilities in Rajarajeshwari Nagar. Some booths were not disabled-friendly and people have been standing in long queues in the Sun because of malfunctioning EVMs.
Abhishek Anand, a voter in Rajarajeshwari Nagar, said: “I have been standing in this queue since 7.15 am. The voting started at 7.45 am, as opposed to 7 am due to broken EVM’s.”
Apart from this, roads in Ramanagara was blocked for some time because Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy was casting his vote along with his family. A small dispute broke out between the Police and the citizens because of the road block.