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    Assam Polls: Repolling in four booths held peacefully

    A repolling was held at Indira MV School booth in Ratabari constituencies after an EVM was found in Patharkandi BJP candidate Krishendu Paul’s car

    GUWAHATI: Repolling in four booths in Assam across three Assembly constituencies held peacefully on Tuesday.

    The repolling was held at Indira MV School (Right) which falls in the Ratabari constituency, Madhya Dhanehari LP School under Sonai constituency, Khothlir LP School and Mualdum LP School under Haflong constituency.

    Earlier, the Election Commission had ordered repolling on the four booths on April 10 following irregularities in polling.

    Till 6 PM, the total 58.67 percent voter turnout at Indira MV School (Right) polling booth was registered. Similarly, around 81.01 percent voter turnout was recorded at Madhya Dhanehari LP School and 59.25 percent at Mualdum LP School. At Khothlir LP School, some 66.67 percent voter turnout was recorded till evening.  

    A repolling was held at Indira MV School booth in Ratabari constituencies after an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) was found in Patharkandi BJP candidate Krishendu Paul’s car. The incident had led to a huge uproar forcing the EC to order repolling in the booth. The commission had also suspended four officers for violation of EVM transportation protocol.

    While repolling was done in two booths of Haflong constituency -107(A) Khothlir LP School and 107 Mualdam LP School where 181 votes were cast against only 90 voters. The district election officer had suspended sector officer Seikhosiem Lhangum, presiding officer Prahlad Ch Roy, 1st polling officer Parameswar Charangsa, 2nd polling officer Swaraj Kanti Das and 3rd polling officer Lalzamlo Thiek for dereliction of duty.

    In the Sonai constituency’s 463 Madhya Dhanehori LP School, repolling was held as a clash broke out between two groups during voting on April 1. This had led to disruption in voting. The Police had questioned the state Assembly Deputy Speaker and BJP candidate Aminul Haque Laskar in connection with the clashes while five police personnel attached to him were also suspended.

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