Even as the Election Commission provides strict guidelines against political parties from campaigning on the day of election, unknowingly, voters themselves carried voting slips with party’s information on it, which inevitably landed them in trouble.

Voters were found carrying voting slips distributed by Shiv Sena and Congress to the polling booth
Voters were found carrying voting slips distributed by Shiv Sena and Congress to the polling booth

mid-day found cases at Hussain Allana School at Lokhandwala and SP College of Engineering at Andheri where voters were found with party’s branded voting slips. They were asked to wait outside while cops who would first tear the slips and then allow them to enter the booths.

Most voters with these slips said that they were not aware of any such rule when they carried the slips with them. Predictably, party workers claimed no hand in passing these slips, although it had Shiv Sena and Congress’ symbol and candidate information.