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Repolling in Kairana, Bhandara on Wednesday

New Delhi, May 29: The Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday ordered fresh polling in 73 polling stations of Kairana parliamentary constituency in Uttar Pradesh and 49 polling stations in Maharashtras Bhandara-Gondiya parliamentary constituency on Wednesday.

The EC’s decision came after an unusually high number of voter verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) machines malfunctioned during Monday’s polling on these seats and delayed the polling for hours.

The opposition parties too had demanded fresh polling in several polling stations in Kairana and Bhandara-Gondiya. (IANS)