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Assam Election 2021: ECI Directs Repoll at 4 Polling Stations on April 20

ECI has ordered repolling at 149 of Ratabari seat in Assam following the row surrounding an EVM being found in a car of Patharkandi BJP candidate.

Assam Election 2021: ECI Directs Repoll at 4 Polling Stations on April 20

Sentinel Digital Desk

GUWAHATI: The Election Commission of India (ECI) has directed that the Assam poll was taken on April 1, 2021, i.e. the second phase at the four polling stations in Assam to be void and appoints the 20th April 2021 as the date.

Further, the polling will be held between 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM for taking a fresh poll at the said polling stations in accordance with the Commission's instructions.

Sl No. No. & Name of Assembly Constituency No. & Name of Polling Station
1 1- Ratabari (SC) 149- Indra M.V. School (Right)
2 10- Sonai 109 (463 No. Madhya Dhanehari LP School
3 16-Haflong (ST) 107A- Khothlir LP School
107-Mualdam LP School

Earlier, the ECI has ordered repolling at polling station number 149 of Ratabari seat in Assam following the row surrounding an EVM being found in a car that belongs to Patharkandi BJP candidate Krishnendu Paul.Read more

While in the Sonai assembly constituency in Assam's Cachar district at least two people were injured in a clash between two groups

The incident took place at the Dhanehari area while polling for the second phase of the state assembly election was going on.

Police personnel were forced to fire in the air to disperse the mob. Additional security personnel were rushed to the spot to control the situation.

According to the reports, the clash broke out between two groups after there was alleged mismanagement at Madhya Dhanehari polling station.

Further, In a massive breach of conduct, a polling booth in Haflong constituency located in Assam's Dima Hasao district has registered a total of 171 votes, whereas, the polling station had 90 names on the voters' list, said reports.Read more

Even though 90 people were eligible to exercise their franchise during the second phase of assembly elections on April 1, a total of 171 votes were cast in the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM).

The incident came to light when the District Election Officer suspended five poll officials of the booth, set up at 107(A) Khotlir LP School.

A repoll has been proposed by the DEO, however, the official order for re-election at the booth, an auxiliary polling station of the main voting centre at Mouldam LP School, is yet to be issued.

The Haflong constituency has witnessed 74 per cent polling.

As per reports, the suspension order by the Deputy Commissioner-cum-District Election Officer of Dima Hasao was issued on April 2, the next day of polling, but the matter came to light the next day.


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