Repolling carried out in 17 polling stations accross Kurung Kumey & Kra Daadi
* 79.72 % of 6,987 voters exercised their franchise
* Repolling did not take place at Gimba polling station under Tali Assembly constituency in Kra Daadi district
ITANAGAR: An estimated 79.72 per cent out of 6,987 voters exercised their franchise as re-polling was held at 17 polling stations under the Kurung Kumey and Kra Daadi districts of the State on Saturday.
Repolling, however, did not take place at the Gimba polling station under Tali Assembly constituency in Kra Daadi district as the polling team failed to reach the booth after unidentified miscreants cut down the hanging bridge which connects the Gimba village.
“Repolling was held in 17 polling stations of Kurung Kumey and Kra Daadi districts. The turnout recorded is 79.72 per cent,” additional chief electoral officer (CEO) Kanki Darang told reporters at the Nirvachan Bhawan here on Saturday evening.
Darang, however, said that the turnout percentage would increase as reports from Kore Hapa and Jara polling stations under Tali Assembly constituency have not been received yet. “At Gimba polling station, the repolling did not take place as the polling team could not reach the polling booth. They got stranded in the right bank of the Kurung River after miscreants cut down the hanging bridge,” the additional CEO said.
He said that the incident has been reported to the Election Commission of India.
Darang who said that an FIR will be lodged in connection with the incident added that fresh polls will be held at Gimba polling station.
“The voting has been by and large peaceful. Some minor incidents were reported,” he added.
Fresh polls was held only for the Assembly seat at Amsukpinja polling booth under Palin Assembly constituency in Kurung Kumey district while re-polls for both the Assembly constituency and Parliamentary seats were held in 16 other polling stations.
Earlier on April 20, repolling was held in 18 polling booths spread across eight districts of the State which recorded an estimated 81.3 per-cent turnout.
The result of the polls would be announced on May 23.
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