GUWAHATI: The Election Commission (EC) on Saturday ordered re-polling in four polling stations of Assam on April 20 following EVM-associated discrepancies and different anomalies.
The polling stations are 107A- Khothlir LP (*20*) and 107- Mualdam LP (*20*) polling stations in Haflong (ST) constituency, 149-Indira MV (*20*) (Right) in Ratabari (SC) seat and 463- Madhya Dhanehari LP (*20*) in Sonai constituency.
In Ratabari (SC), the repolling directive got here in wake of an EVM being found from a automobile belonging to the spouse of sitting MLA Krishnendu Paul who’s a BJP candidate from the close by Patharkandi constituency in the Barak Valley. Karimganj deputy commissioner has already ordered a magisterial enquiry into the incident to probe why the polling officers carried a polled EVM in an unauthorized automobile.
In Sonai, BJP candidate and Assam meeting deputy speaker Aminul Haque Laskar’s physique guards had opened hearth on public, injuring at the very least three folks contained in the polling station. Laskar has been quizzed and 5 police personnel connected to him have already been suspended in reference to the incident that passed off after clashes broke out between BJP and AIUDF supporters contained in the sales space.
In a weird incident in Haflong, about 80 voters registered in a polling station voted in one other close by sales space the place their names weren’t listed. As a consequence, repolling has been ordered in each the polling stations. Five ballot officers have been suspended in reference to the incident.
EC secretary Ajay Kumar Verma, in his letter to chief electoral officer, Assam, acknowledged that the choice on repolling was taken on the idea of reviews submitted and after taking all materials circumstances into consideration. “Please ensure that wide publicity of fresh polling is given by beating drums in the polling areas of these polling stations and political parties and contesting candidates be informed in writing,” learn the letter.