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Snake inside VVPAT machine holds up polling in Kannur

The 'unusual visitor' held up voting for a brief while before it was removed.

Published: 23rd April 2019 12:12 PM  |   Last Updated: 23rd April 2019 12:15 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

KANNUR (KERALA): An unusual "visitor" in a polling booth in the Kannur Lok Sabha constituency, held up voting for a brief while Tuesday.

A small snake was found inside a VVPAT machine in a booth at Mayyil Kandakkai in the constitutency, which is witnessing heavy polling, triggering panic among officials and voters.

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However, the reptile was soon removed and voting continued.

The Kannur constituency, where sitting MP P K Sreemathy (CPI-M-LDF), K Surendrdan (Cong-UDF) and C K Padmanabhan (BJP-NDA) are trying their luck, is witnessing brisk polling since the morning.

 



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