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Repoll being held in 8 Orissa booths

india Updated: Apr 20, 2009 14:27 IST
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Repoll in eight polling booths spread over six Lok Sabha constituencies, including some in Maoist pockets, in Orissa was in progress amidst tight security on Monday.

Repolling in the booths was going on smoothly from seven am, state election office sources said.

Polling in the eight booths were postponed due to various reasons including damage to the electronic voting machines (evms) or snatching of the evms during the first phase of polling on April 16.

The six Lok Sabha seats where repolling was being held were - Balangir (2 booths), Koraput (1), Kalahandi (1), Sundergarh (1), Sambalpur (1) and Aska (2).

No voter had turned up to exercise franchise at the booth in Bonai area during repoll so far, probably due to Maoist scare, police said adding efforts were on to persuade the people to come for vote.