Voting was halted for a brief time at Kerala’s Kannur Lok Sabha constituency on Tuesday afternoon after an unusual “visitor” in a polling booth turned-up.
Going by the reports, a snake was found inside the VVPAT machine, triggering panic among the officials and voters. However, the reptile was removed soon and voting continued.
The Kannur constituency, where sitting MP PK Sreemathy (CPI-M-LDF), K Surendrdan (Cong-UDF) and CK Padmanabhan (BJP-NDA) are trying their luck, is witnessing brisk polling since the morning.
Polling in the third and largest phase of Lok Sabha election was underway on 116 seats, including all constituencies in Gujarat and Kerala, with BJP president Amit Shah, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and several Union ministers among prominent candidates in the fray.