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Some confusion, machine malfunction

Sunday’s MCD polls saw a fair share of glitches – from faulty EVMs to names being absent from voters’ list. At the Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya (SKV) at Timarpur, many people said they were turned away due to the lack of voting slips despite them having voter I-cards. "They are sending me back and forth and I don’t even know why," said Rahisha Begum.

Defence Colony, Kotla Mubarakpur: 2 sides of same poll

It was a tale of two neighbourhoods separated by much more than the road dividing them. On Sunday, even as barred gates and empty streets spelled out voter apathy at Defence Colony, adjacent Kotla Mubarakpur saw voters queuing up on roads littered with trash, complaining of age-old issues – lack of water, sanitation and unauthorised construction.