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TDP protests EC decision for re-poll

IANS  |  Amaravati 

The on Thursday staged a protest over Election Commission's decision to conduct re-polling in five more polling booths in

Amarnath Reddy, TDP candidate from constituency Pulivarthy Nani and other leaders and party workers staged a sit-in outside the office of in Tirupati.

The TDP leaders questioned the poll body's decision to hold re-polling after more than a month. They alleged that the EC was blindly acting on the complaints of

The EC on Wednesday ordered re-polling in five polling stations in Chandragiri constituency.

Re-polling in these five booths for both seat and Chittoor (Scheduled Caste) Lok Sabha seat will be held between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. on May 19.

This followed a complaint by outgoing MLA from Chandragiri and candidate that voters of one particular community were not allowed to cast their votes on April 11.

Earlier, on May 6, re-polling was held in five polling booths spread over three districts.

Polling to 175-member Assembly and all 25 Lok Sabha constituencies in the state were held in a single phase on April 11.

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First Published: Thu, May 16 2019. 15:44 IST
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