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Ballotin: Repoll in six MP booths today

A repoll will be conducted Monday at six polling booths in Madhya Pradesh,where assembly elections were held last Monday.

Repoll in six MP booths today

Bhopal: A repoll will be conducted Monday at six polling booths in Madhya Pradesh,where assembly elections were held last Monday. This follows reports of voting irregularities and other complaints. Polling will take place between 8 am and 5 pm. The six booths include two in Sumawali constituency in Morena district,and one each in Lahar constituency in Bhind,Sirmour in Rewa,Panagar in Jabalpur district,and Ujjain South. According to officials,an incident of booth capturing had taken place at Sumawali,while EVMs had been allegedly damaged by some anti-social elements in Lahar. In Panagar and Sirmour,the polling officers kept pressing wrong buttons but votes did not get registered,while in Ujjain the presiding officer had forgotten to clear the mock poll votes which ended up getting added in the final tally,poll officials said.

ENS & PTI

Congress and BJP usually close in MP

For the past two decades,the Congress and the BJP have never been apart by more than six per cent of the votes in Madhya Pradesh’s assembly elections.

Poll Cong BJP

1990 33.49 39.12

1993 40.79 38.82

1998 40.59 39.28

2003 37.70 42.50

2008 32.40 37.79

The difference was wider on two previous occasions:

Poll Cong JP/BJP

1977 30.34 47.51

1985 48.52 32.47

Source: PTI (and http://www.eci.in for 1998 shares)

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