Only 24 % voters exercised their right to vote in Naigaon branch of Mumbai Marathi Granth Sangrahalaya
Naigaon branch area became a police camp
Despite having only 710 voters, the Mumbai Police set up a police camp at the Naigaon branch of the Mumbai Marathi Granth Sangrahalaya. RTI activist Anil Galgali, a life member, has criticized the police force for misuse. In particular, most voters not aware of this election. As a result, 24 per cent voters exercised their right to vote.
Election for 7 seats of Naigaon branch was held in Naigaon branch on Sunday.The foreshadowing of this election was not given to most of the voters, be it the election officials or the Mumbai Marathi Granth Sangrahalaya. On the day of the actual polling, there was a heavy police presence and police were deployed at the polling station from main door. Police took part in the election process and certain people were given special access even though they were not candidates. When Anil Galgali asked the senior police inspector about the unnecessary police cover after casting his vote, he said don’t disturb my work, Mr. DCP is coming.
If the Naigaon branch voters had not been approached by various candidates, even 24 per cent voting would not have taken place. Out of 710, only 170 voters cast their ballots. According to Anil Galgali, the role of election officials and Mumbai Marathi Granth Sangrahalaya was to reduce turnout, which was caused by a police force. Otherwise the turnout would not have been so low