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On MCD voting day, Okhla’s Aas Mohammed grabs headlines

On MCD election a lot is being talked about. However, a 28-year-old Aas Mohammed of Jamia Nagar is grabbing headlines for his courage to turn up at polling booth. What made him the hero is that he turned up despite having no arms with his wife.

20170423_221518And the photo went literally viral when his photo was tweeted by Prawesh Lama. “I have no arms. My wife will help me vote. I am lucky to live in a democracy,” he said.

Following which, Rishikesh Sahay wrote: “Ppl like Aas Mohammad is tight slap on the face of those elite and educated class ppl, who only take part in TV debates but don’t go out & vote.”

The turnout in Delhi, including Okhla, was low with residents preferring to stay at home on Sunday when heat wave was blowing.

Around 54 per cent turnout was reported in Delhi municipal polls that passed away peacefully.

State Election Commissioner S K Srivastava told a press conference that North corporation’s Bakhtawarpur ward recorded the highest turnout at over 68 per cent, while south Delhi’s Lado Sarai registered the least turnout at 39 per cent.

“Out of 13,000 polling stations, EVMs were changed in only 18 polling stations. It shows our EVMs are unhackable, robust and no wrong can be done,” Srivastava said.

However, Kejriwal alleged in a tweet: “Reports from all over Delhi of EVM malfunction, people wid voter slips not allowed to vote. What is SEC doing? (sic).” Polling in two wards of the 272 wards was postponed due to the death of candidates.

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