Repolling underway in West Bengal

May 3rd, 2009 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI  

Kolkata, May 3 (ANI): Repolling is underway in six booths spread across three Lok Sabha constituencies in West Bengal on Sunday.

Of the six booths, two are located under the Jhargram Parliamentary constituency, two under the Bishnupur Parliamentary constituency and another two under the Darjeeling Parliamentary constituency.

According to the State Chief Electoral Officer Debasish Sen, the Election Commission on Saturday had ordered repolling in the state 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 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.

The opposition parties had also demanded a repoll in the Keshpur Assembly segment where widespread rigging was alleged.

However, the Election Commission did not agree to the demand.

In the third phase, the state had reported more than 50 per cent voter turnout. (ANI)

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