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Repolling concludes in 48 polling stations of Punjab

The re-polling in 48 polling stations of five Punjab districts-- Amritsar, Moga, Muktsar, Mansa and Sangrur--is underway with reports of over 30 per cent electors casting their votes by 11 am.

assembly elections Updated: Feb 09, 2017 18:00 IST
HT Correspondent
Voters showing their ID cards before casting vote during the re-polling at a polling station in Majitha constituency in Amritsar on Thursday.
Voters showing their ID cards before casting vote during the re-polling at a polling station in Majitha constituency in Amritsar on Thursday.(Gurpreet Singh/HT Photo)

The re-polling in 48 polling stations of five Punjab districts-- Amritsar, Moga, Muktsar, Mansa and Sangrur--concluded on Thursday.

The Election Commission (EC) had ordered re-poll following malfunctioning of voter-verified paper audit trail and electronic voting machines in these stations during polling on February 4.

Security personnel deployed in Majitha during repolling. (Gurpreet Singh/HT Photo)

As per reports reaching here, voters began reaching polling stations early in the morning to cast their votes. at most places, voting concluded by 5 pm.

While 75% voting was seen in Amritsar, 81% polling was observed in Moga.

In Mansa , too, voting concluded at 5 pm and 90.33% polling was seen.

In Muktsar, 89.4 % polling was recorded.

In Majitha segment, the re-polling is taking place for both assembly as well as the Amritsar Lok Sabha by-poll. Majitha assembly segment is a part of Amritsar lok sabha constituency.

While in four booths polling was ordered for Majitha assembly seat alone, in 8 booths re-polling is underway only for Lok Sabha by-poll.

Women show thier ID cards outside polling station in Majitha constituency. (Gurpreet Singh/HT photo)

In eight polling stations also in Majitha segment re-poll was ordered for both Lok Sabha as well as Majitha vidhan sabha seat.

Besides, nine polling stations are in Muktsar, six in Sangrur, four in Sardulgarh and one in Moga.

The vote count would take place on March 11.

Below are the live updates:

4.00 pm: 86.5 per cent polling in Kaurewala village.

3.00 pm: Polling percentage reaches 78 per cent in Sardulgarh village and 78.3 per cent in Muktsar.

2.00 pm: 69.38 per cent polling in Muktsar.

1.00 pm: 48 per cent polling in Majitha.

1.00 pm: Polling surges to 55 per cent at polling booth in Kaurewala village in Sardulgarh.

12.00 pm: 47.29 per cent voting reported in Muktsar

11.30 am:43 per cent polling in Majitha.

Bikram Singh Majithia showing his inked fingers after casting his vote in Majitha constituency, Amritsar. (Gurpreet Singh/HT photo)

11.00 am: 30 per cent electors casting their votes

11.15 am:33 per cent voting reported in Kaurewala village in Sardulgarh.

Women show their inked fingers after casting their vote at Govt Ranbir College in Sangrur on Thursday. (Bharat Bhushan/HT Photo)