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Repoll not required in few Bihar constituencies: EC

india Updated: May 11, 2009 19:54 IST

The Election Commission today said there was no case for ordering repoll in certain constituencies in Bihar following the fact finding team's visit there.

"The Commission has decided that there is no case for any repoll in certain constituencies," Deputy Electioan Commissioner R Balakrishnan told reporters here.

He said the six teams of EC officials, which went into the complaints, had detailed discussions in the state and briefed the EC today.

The panel members did not recommend any repoll, he said.

BJP had earlier criticised the Commission for sending fact finding teams to Bihar to probe alleged poll irregularities in six parliamentary constituencies but the electoral body justified its decision saying the "Commission cannot ignore the complaints made to it".

A delegation of NDA leaders had met the Commission and submitted a memorandum to it in context of six teams of Commission officials' visit to Bihar to look into complaints of alleged malpractices in a few constituencies which went to poll on April 16 and April 30.