The repoll became necessary because during the mock poll of parliamentary election on April 18, the voting slips in the VVPAT compartment were not removed before the commencement of polling, the official said.
When the polling was underway that day in the booth, the polling staff had opened the VVPAT compartment and removed the mock poll voting slips which 'vitiated the sanctity of the polling process,' he said
The matter was taken to the notice of the Election Commission which had ordered the conduct of the repoll, he said.
Necessary arrangements are in place for the conduct of the repoll, the official said.
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