Punjab: EC orders re-poll in 48 polling stations

The re-polling, which would take place on February 9, has been ordered in the wake of clashes between Akali supporters and rivals in Tarn Taran.

By: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: February 8, 2017 1:11 am
punjab, punjab elections, punjab polls, election commission, re poll, punjab repoll, indian express news, elections updates, amritsar According to V K Singh, Chief Electoral Officer, Punjab, the malfunctioning EVMs and Voter-Verified Paper Audit Trail machines were also reasons for ordering re-polling at certain polling booths.

The Election Commission on Tuesday ordered re-polling in 48 polling stations in Amritsar Lok Sabha seat and some state assembly seats. Central forces would be deployed in each booth where repolling will be held.

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Of these 48 polling stations, 16 are in Amritsar parliamentary constituency, 12 in Majitha Assembly constituency, one each in Moga and Sardulgarh and 9 each in Muktsar and Sangrur.

The re-polling, which would take place on February 9, has been ordered in the wake of clashes between Akali supporters and rivals in Tarn Taran.

According to V K Singh, Chief Electoral Officer, Punjab, the malfunctioning EVMs and Voter-Verified Paper Audit Trail machines were also reasons for ordering re-polling at certain polling booths.

V K Bhawra, Additional DGP and nodal police officer with the EC, said, “Every polling station will have central forces deployed, unlike the February 4 poll when only 25 per cent of the total polling booths were provided such security.”

In the case of VVPATs, which were used for the first time in 33 constituencies, 255 of the total of 6,293 VVPAT machines (4.05 per cent) failed during polling.

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    Binay
    Feb 9, 2017 at 5:03 am
    Let's hope the information that EVMs are faulty is correct. If it has been done to benefit BJP-SAD, then the general public must take notice of it and punish the guilty. Let everybody keep a watch on it.
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    1. Sunil Sharma
      Feb 7, 2017 at 11:45 pm
      Re polling that to in Punjab VERY VERY SUIOUS by Who else is worried. lt;br/gt;Jai Bharat the EC is over ruling the PEOPLE VERDIClt;br/gt;Hai Ram
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        l2r
        Feb 8, 2017 at 1:27 am
        WTF is wrong with this comment software ?? changes display names, does not send approval emails ... IE should ban this software. When I post, it say please login. Where the F*ck is login option ?? I do not wanna use Google or LinkedIn.
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          alpesh
          Feb 8, 2017 at 1:15 am
          If there is a valid reason for re-poll, then should not be questioned. AAP folks always try to create issues. There has been re-polling throughout the history.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;STFU
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