Heavy Rains Play Spoilsport in Kerala Maharashtra as polling started in the two states on Monday morning. Braving torrential downpour, early citizens queued up at polling locations in the five assembly clients in Kerala to choose their voters.
A total number of 9.57 lakh voters are required to play in the polls being held in Vattiyoorkavu (Thiruvananthapuram), Aroor (Alapuzha), Konni (Pathanamthitta), Ernakulam and Manjeshwaram (Kasaragod).
A total of 896 polling locations have been set up in the voters. According to news reports, except Manjeshwaram, it is raining heavily in the 4-other voters.
The ruling CPI(m) led LDF. The main opposition Congress directed UDF and the BJP
NDA had put up an intense fight to woo voters in all the five constituencies–four of which were taken by the UDF and one by the LDF.
In Maharashtra, too, where 8.98 crore citizens are required to decide the fate of 3,237 candidates in 288 seats, rains and dark tones in several parts scared to play spoilsport. Kolhapur, Satara witnessed thunder and rain on Sunday, while other parts of the state like Sangli, Nashik, Pune, Ratnagiri and Aurangabad recorded medium intensity showers.
The IMD has prophesied that “thunderstorm with electricity and gusty winds” are very reasonable at remote places in Ratnagiri, Raigad, Sindhudurg, Pune, Kolhapur, Satara, Sangli, Solapur, Beed and Osmanabad districts on Monday.
Rains Play Spoilsport in Kerala Maharashtra and Some other areas may get light showers while districts in north Vidarbha and Marathwada, Maharashtra are expected to be rain-free through Mon.
According to data from Mumbai-Regional Meteorological Centre of IMD, in 24 hours finishing at 8:30 am on Sunday, Kolhapur got 46 mm of rain, Satara 89 mm, Parbhani 96 mm and Pune 38 mm.
“We are closely following the position and are confident voters will be spared notions of heat on Monday,” stated a senior poll official.