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Repolling at two booths in New Delhi

delhi Updated: May 11, 2009 23:35 IST
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The Election Commission (EC) has ordered repolling in two booths of the New Delhi Lok Sabha seat. These booths had recorded a voter turnout of 92.5 per cent.

The repolling was ordered after the EC found that 232 people, whose names were deleted from the voters' list, cast ballots on May 7.

Polling at booths 12 and 13 in Lodi Colony will take place on May 13 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

According to Jadish Mamgaim, BJP municipal councillor from Kasturba Nagar, these 232 voters were among 605 names deleted from the voters' list.

Mamgain said the names were deleted after the Municipal Corporation of Delhi evicted these people from a slum near J.P. Prabhu Market opposite Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium. The list of deleted names was sent to the presiding officer of the booths.

The names of these 605 people run across 12 pages and on the first page of the list, it is clearly mentioned they are not eligible, Mamgaim said.

He said the presiding officer allowed people having their names from page 2 to 12 to cast their votes.

"I bumped into a couple, whose name was in the list of deleted voters, coming out of booth 13 in Kasturba Nagar. They told me they had voted," said Mamgain.

Two polling booths in Chattarpur also went for a re-polling on Sunday, after election officials found during scrutiny that in one of the booths, 98 per cent polling had been reported on May 7.

The Delhi Police on Monday also registered cases against 38 people whose votes were found duplicated.