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Arunachal Pradesh: EC Orders Repoll In 8 Polling Stations Over Violence, EVM Damage

The Commission in an order on Sunday declared the polling in the eight polling stations as void and ordered fresh polling on April 24 from 6 am to 2 pm, Deputy Chief Electoral Officer Liken Koyu said in a communique.

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Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu shows his finger marked with indelible ink after casting his vote for the first phase of Lok Sabha elections, in Tawang district, Friday, April 19, 2024 Photo: PTI
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Election Commission of India on Monday ordered repolling in eight polling stations of Arunachal Pradesh over EVM damage and violence days after simultaneous voting took place in the state for Lok Sabha and Assembly polls on April 19.

The Commission in an order on Sunday declared the polling in the eight polling stations as void and ordered fresh polling on April 24 from 6 am to 2 pm, Deputy Chief Electoral Officer Liken Koyu said in a communique.

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The Election Commission had also ordered repolling at 11 polling stations in the Inner Manipur Lok Sabha constituency. The repolling was underway on Monday, April 22.

The decision about fresh polling was taken following a directive from the Election Commission, which declared voting held at these stations on April 19 as null and void.

Where Will Repolling Be Held In Arunachal Pradesh

The polling stations where repoll would be held are: Sario in Bameng assembly constituency in East Kameng district, Longte Loth under Nyapin assembly seat in Kurung Kumey, Dingser, Bogiya Siyum, Jimbari and Lengi polling booths under Nacho constituency in Upper Subansiri district.

Repoll will also be held in Bogne and Molom polling booths under Rumgong assembly constituency in Siang district, the communique said.

An estimated 76.44 per cent of the total 8,92,694 voters exercised their franchise on April 19 to elect 50 MLAs for the 60-member assembly in the northeastern state.

The ruling BJP had already won 10 assembly seats unopposed.

While counting of votes for Arunachal Pradesh assembly election is scheduled to take place on June 2, the same for Parliamentary constituencies in the state will take place on June 4, the Lok Sabha election vote counting day.

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