Koppal: Anupama Devendrakumar Masali travelled from Bhutan to Koppal in Karnataka to cast her vote for the Lok Sabha election.

Anupama hails from Chikkamnyageri village in Yalaburga taluk. She is currently employed as adjunct faculty in Royal University of Bhutan.

She came to Koppal and cast her vote at polling booth number 1 at Chikkamyageri. She is also trying to create awareness among the people, who are refraining from voting.

Earlier, Anupama was working as a research fellow in Thailand at National Research Council of Thailand, International Institute for Trade and Development (ITD), International Institute for Trade and Development (ITD), and also at ASEAN Studies Center, Chulalongkorn University.

14 constituencies of Karnataka are voting today in the second phase of Lok Sabha polling. Rest of the 14 constituencies completed voting on April 18 and registered 68.81% voting.

In Karnataka, Chikkodi, Belgaum, Bagalkot, Bijapur, Gulbarga, Raichur, Bidar, Koppal, Bellary, Haveri, Dharwad, Uttara Kannada, Davanagere, Shivamogga have gone to polls today.  

In a similar situation, in the first phase of election, 41-year-old Sudhindra Hebbar, who was working in Australia quit his job and came to Mangaluru to cast his vote. He was working in the Sydney airport and could not extend his leave to cast his vote on April 18. So, he quit his job and came to Mangaluru to exercise his franchise.

In another incident, Joystan Lobo, from Puttur in Karnataka had booked his ticket from Muscat to Mangaluru in March to exercise his franchise. He  even made a video and shared the details of his ticket online encouraging his friends to also vote.  But his ticket was cancelled as he had expressed his support for a party candidate and an online spammer cancelled his ticket. Then immediately, he booked his ticket once again and reached Mangaluru in time to cast his vote.

In Maharashtra, Vijay Sapre, who runs a business in Sydney, also spent Rs 80,000 to visit his homeland to cast his vote in Srigonda, Ahmednagar.