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Repoll at 48 stations on February 9: Holiday in 5 Punjab districts

punjab Updated: Feb 08, 2017 20:01 IST
HT Correspondent
Re-polling

A Punjab government spokesperson said all offices, boards, corporations, educational institutions etc will remain closed. (Representative image)

Punjab government has declared a holiday in Amritsar, Moga, Muktsar, Mansa and Sangrur districts where repoll will be held in 48 polling stations on Thursday.

All offices, boards, corporations, educational institutes and public undertakings of the state government in these five districts will remain closed.

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Repolling at the 48 polling stations under Amritsar Lok Sabha constituency and five assembly segments was ordered by the Election Commission following malfunctioning of voter-verified paper audit trail and electronic voting machines in these stations during polling on February 4.

In order to enable people working in private establishments to exercise their franchise, the government has declared a paid holiday in all these establishments, where Thursday is not observed as a weekly off day, in lieu of their normal weekly holiday, a spokesperson said.