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Three more booths in Kerala go for re-poll on Sunday

IANS  |  Thiruvananthapuram 

Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Teeka on Friday ordered re-polling in two booths in the constituency and in one booth at Kasargode on May 19.

On Thursday, Meena had ordered re-poll in three booths in Kasargode and one in the constituencies, and with this, seven polling booths in will see re-polling on account of complaints of bogus voting.

This is the first time in the state that a re-poll has been ordered for reasons of bogus voting.

The booths where voting will take place on Sunday are 52 and 53 in the Dharmadam assembly segment represented by under the constituency, while booth number 48 in under the Kasargode seat.

Starting April 27, TV channels in the state started airing visuals of people engaged in bogus voting, followed by a series of complaints from both the and the CPI-M, which led the to order the re-poll.

Meanwhile, the candidate from Kasargode, Rajmohan Unnithan, who hit the campaign trail on Friday once again, welcomed the CEO's decision.

His CPI-M rival, K.P.Satish Chandran, is rushing back to his constituency for some last-minute campaigning before its scheduled close on Friday evening.

Meena is currently looking into complaints from other polling booths.

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First Published: Fri, May 17 2019. 17:04 IST
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