71% turnout as re-polling held at 2 Nabha booths

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Nabha (Patiala)
  • Updated: May 03, 2014 22:35 IST

There was 71% turnout at the re-polling at two booths of Nabha assembly segment of Patiala constituency that passed off peacefully on Saturday.

The re-polling was necessitated due to the technical glitches in the electronic voting machines.

Following the report of district electoral officer Priyank Bharti, the Election Commission had ordered re-poll at booth number 90, Government Boys School, Doda; and booth number 140, Government Senior Secondary School (Boys), Nabha.

The polling started at 7am. The district administration had made elaborate security arrangements at the two booths besides deploying police in the areas to ensure free and fair polls.

By 1pm, around 46% people had voted. According to the final figures, 447 voters out of 543 in booth number 90 voted, while at booth number 140, 865 voters out of 1,290 turned up.

All major candidates, including Congress's Preneet Kaur, SAD's Deepinder Dhillon and AAP's Dr Dharamvira Gandhi, visited the booths.

To avoid any controversy, the deputy commissioner had recommended the re-poll, which the Election Commission accepted.

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