Ahmedabad : In the second phase of the Gujarat assembly elections on Monday, where there was a lack of enthusiasm among urban voters, there was a rush of people in rural booths. Divyangs and eunuchs also voted enthusiastically in different areas of the state.
On Monday, apathy was seen among the people towards voting in the urban areas in the morning itself, while the booths in the rural areas saw a crowd of people. BJP and Congress are blaming each other for low turnout. The best example of voter awareness was seen in Nadiad of Kheda district. In Nadiad, a differently-abled youth did not have both hands, so he voted using his feet. Everyone appreciated the youth’s enthusiasm towards voting. A young man named Ankit Soni told that he had lost both his hands in an accident 20 years ago.
The Akhara of Kinnar Samaj in Petlad in Anand district also voted enthusiastically. More than 100 people of Kinnar community including Gadipati Nayak Aartikunwar Madhukunwar Kinnar of Shri Dada Ganga Rami Kinnar Akhada participated in the voting.
Gadipati Nayak Aartikunwar Madhukunwar Kinnar of Dada Ganga Rami Kinnar Akhara told that there are 125 views of Kinnar community, all are aware and all together have done their duty.
People are also blaming the marriage season for the low turnout, on the other hand many newly married couples came to vote. Groom Yash and bride Priyanka cast their vote before tying the knot at Govindpura village in Kadi tehsil of Mehsana district. In Kaledia village of Sankheda tehsil of Vadodara district, Medhaben Darji came to cast her vote wearing turmeric.