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Five booths in WB to repoll tomorrow, orders EC

Repoll would be held from 7 AM to 6 PM amidst tight security

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Five booths in WB to repoll tomorrow, orders EC

The Commission today ordered repoll at five booths in which went to the polls on May 12 in the fifth and final phase of the elections in the state.

The repoll, which would be conducted tomorrow, followed complaints lodged by the Congress, and Left parties alleging rampant rigging and booth-capturing at many polling stations and malfunctioning of EVMs.

"Reports of the fifth phase had been sent to the EC for scrutiny and we have received order for repoll in five polling stations," Assistant CEO Amitjyoti Bhattacharya said.

The polling stations are No. 82 under Asoknagar assembly segment of Barasat parliamentary constituency, No. 145 under Haroa assembly segment of Basirhat parliamentary constituency, No. 253 under Basirhat South assembly segment of Basirhar parliamentary constituency and No. 225 and No. 226 under Canning East assembly segment of Joynagar parliamentary constituency, Bhattacharya said.

The repoll would be held from 7 AM to 6 PM amidst tight security, he said.

First Published: Wed, May 14 2014. 19:24 IST