Mumbai LS Polls 2024: 62-Yr-Old UBT Polling Agent Found Dead Inside Toilet In Worli Booth; 56-Yr-Old On Election Duty In City Dies Of Heart Attack

Mumbai LS Polls 2024: 62-Yr-Old UBT Polling Agent Found Dead Inside Toilet In Worli Booth; 56-Yr-Old On Election Duty In City Dies Of Heart Attack

The deceased has been identified as Manohar Nalge, who was stationed at a polling booth in Worli. He was a resident of the BDD Chawl situated at NM Joshi Marg, Delisle Road near Worli.

RUCHA KANOLKARUpdated: Tuesday, May 21, 2024, 01:53 AM IST
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Mumbai: 62-year-old Manohar Nalge was found dead inside the toilet of a polling center | Rucha Kanolkar

Mumbai: A polling agent, Manohar Nalge, 62 years old Shiv Sena (UBT) party worker died on election duty at a polling booth in Worli’s Delisle Road. After Nalge fell ill, he was taken to KEM Hospital, where doctors declared him dead. Election officials have alleged that there were no proper facilities or arrangements provided by the Election Commission at the polling center.

According to the information received, Manohar Nalge was 62 years old and a resident of Mhaskar Udyan, BDD Chawl, Na M Joshi Marg, Delisle Road, Mumbai-13. The fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections took place on Monday, with voting conducted in 13 constituencies across the state. In this final phase of voting, Maharashtra saw the lowest voter turnout compared to other states in the country. Additionally, the fifth phase was marked by EVM malfunctions, clashes among party workers, and a lack of facilities at polling stations, keeping it in the spotlight.

Meanwhile, Shivsena Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray party MLA Aditya Thackeray also alleged a lack of basic amenities and health facilities at the polling stations. "Voting is underway in Mumbai today, but there are inconveniences at several polling centers. Many locations lack basic amenities, and in several places, EVM machines have malfunctioned," he was reported saying. Aditya Thackeray requested the Election Commission to address these issues.

Arvind Sawant, candidate for South Mumbai constituency stated, "Due to the Election Commission's mismanagement, our Shiv Sainik, Manohar Nalge, has died. In the morning, an Election Commission official also fainted in Worli. There was no provision for water, no ventilation, and people had to stand in the scorching sun. Today's election saw the worst management in history."

Sunil Shinde, Shivsena UBT MLA, after visiting KEM Hospital said, "Manohar Nalge's death occurred at the polling center. At ten minutes to six, he went to the washroom but did not return. After closing the ballot boxes, we needed the polling agent's signature, and when he was not found, we searched for him. He was found unconscious in the toilet. We took him to the hospital, where doctors declared him dead."

56-Yr-Old On Election Duty In City Dies Of Heart Attack In Mumbai South

In another incident on Monday, a 56-year-old election official died of a heart attack at a polling booth in the Mumbai South Lok Sabha constituency on Monday. According to the report, the deceased has been identified as Sunil Laxman. He was assigned to polling duty at St. Paul's High School in the Bhoiwada area of Parel. During his duty, he suffered a heart attack and was taken to KEM Hospital, where doctors declared him dead on arrival. The local police have registered an ADR and are currently investigating the incident.

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