BENGALURU: Some voters in Chamarajpet ward kept away from polling station number 148, thanks to the location of the booth — a graveyard in T R Mills.
In the absence of any school or college nearby, BBMP had put up a shed in the graveyard for a polling station. A local resident said the place was earlier used for dumping garbage generated in the graveyard such as flowers and garlands.
People from a few communities, especially Brahmins, stayed away from the booth. Srikanth (name changed) was among them. He said he would have voted if the polling booth was not in the graveyard. “Saturday is an auspicious day in the Shravana month. How can we enter a graveyard on such a day?” he asked.
When a body was brought for cremation, some of the polling officers had a tough time as they had to cover their noses.