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Repoll ordered in Assam Minister's constituency

india Updated: Jul 21, 2010 16:47 IST

Assam Social Welfare Minister Akon Bora received a jolt after the Guwahati High Court today ordered repoll in two booths of the Assembly constituency from where he had won as a Congress candidate in the 2006 polls.

Justice I A Ansari, delivering the judgement on a petition filed by former Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) minister Atul Bora, directed election officials to hold repoll at the earliest for the two polling stations -- No 196 and 164 of the 52 Dispur Assembly constituency.

The AGP candidate, who had contested against the minister, had lost the polls by a mere 813 votes.

He had filed a petition with the High Court alleging election malpractices by the concerned authorities in the two polling stations.

The social welfare minister had polled 52,461 votes while the AGP candidate polled 51,648 votes.