BJP city chief Mathkari gets into heated argument with NCP workers, accuses them of influencing Khadakwasla voters
The Khadakwasla assembly bypoll yesterday was fraught with tension and the police had to intervene after BJP members objected to certain actions of NCP workers at the Vastad Haribhau Pokle Primary School. The BJP activists alleged the NCP workers were influencing voters.
Matters went out of hand after BJP city chief Vikas Mathkari claimed that the police were silent spectators and were "allowing" NCP workers inside the polling booth at Dhayri.
(Clockwise from top) ACP Meghashyam Malegaonkar cordons off a road immediately after Vikas Mathkari objected to the presence of several NCP activists near the polling booth at Vastad Haribhau Pokale Primary School in Dhayri; Rahul Kamte, son-in-law of late MLA Ramesh Wanjale's sister, seems to be a junior Wanjale in the making with a thick gold chain and pendant like his mentor used to sport; BJP youth leader Pramod Kondhare and party city unit president Vikas Mathkari have a heated exchange with police officer Rajendra Patil at the polling venue
Voters queue up at a Zilla Parishad school in Kondhawe Dhavade village to cast their votes; 95-year-old Balasaheb Bhumkar, the oldest voter to exercise his franchise in the bypoll, and his 87-year-old wife say they have not missed a single chance to vote in the last 65 years; heavy police bandobast seen at Wadgaon Budruk during polling yesterday
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