Election Commission orders repoll on six booths in West Bengal

May 2nd, 2009 - 10:40 pm ICT by ANI  

Kolkata, May 2 (ANI): The Election Commission on Saturday ordered repolling on six booths– two each in Jhargram, Bishnupur and Darjeeling Lok Sabha seats on Sunday.

However, the Election Commission did not agreed to the demand by Opposition parties to conduct repoll also in the Keshpur Assembly segment where widespread rigging was alleged.

Debasish Sen, the State Chief Election Officer, said that the repolls were being ordered on different grounds such as failure of polling personnel to reach booths in Maoist-hit Salboni in Jhargram and a technical snag at Siliguri in Darjeeling.

In Bishnupur, repoll would be held at two booths in Tarkona Free Primary School, two in Kuliana Primary School in Jhargram and one booth each in Bharati Hindi High School and Number Two Shishu Bidyapith in Darjeeling.

Sen said that arrangements were being made to ensure foolproof security for the next two phases on May 7 and 13 when elections to 28 seats of the 42 in the state would be held.

Replying to a question about the demand by Trinamool Congress and Congress for holding repoll in Keshpur in West Midnapore district, Debasish Sen said: “There is nothing more.” (ANI)

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