Narmadapuram (Madhya Pradesh): Braving the scorching sun and humid weather in monsoon season, people turned up in large numbers on Saturday morning to cast their votes in the first phase of panchayat polls in Narmadapuram district.
Senior citizens and disabled too reached booths early morning. Most parts of the district witnessed brisk polling. A very good response from the residents was witnessed in the polling booths in Kesla and Sohagpur janpad panchay
Disabled persons at polling centre on Saturday morning | FP Photo
For panchayat elections, a total of 365 polling booths were set up. This included 189 polling booths in Kesla and 176 in Sohagpur janpad to elect Panch, Sarpanch, members of Janpad and Zila panchayat.
A total of 1608 polling officers, 53 sector officers were deployed at 365 polling booths besides polices. Collector Neeraj Kumar and Superintendent of Police Dr Gurukaran Singh also visited booths to ensure peaceful polling.
The district administration has provided medical kits to polling parties in view of the heat, they said. Medicines for fever, loose motions, gastric and vomiting have been provided. There are also packets of ORS and bandages in the kit.