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Repolling in Punjab: Fates of candidates finally sealed in Majitha segment

After a couple of days’ breather, the candidates looked toiling hard and taking no chances as Majitha assembly segment underwent a repoll on few booths in the constituency.

punjab Updated: Feb 09, 2017 21:54 IST
HT Correspondent
Repolling

A villagers displaying his voter cards before casting his vote in Majitha constituency of Amritsar on Thursday. (Gurpreet Singh/ht)

After a couple of days’ breather, the candidates looked toiling hard and taking no chances as Majitha assembly segment underwent a repoll on few booths in the constituency.

As Majitha assembly witnessed repolling on 20 booths including assembly and Lok Sabha, candidates were not in a mood to take chances in this keen contest.

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As soon as the polling started around 8 am, all candidates — SAD’s Bikram Singh Majithia, Congress’ Sukhjinder Raj Singh Lali Majithia and AAP’s Himmat Singh Shergill — were seen moving all around the constituency to ensure smooth polls.

SAD candidate Bikram Singh Majithia after casting his vote in one of the polling stations in Majitha constituency in Amritsar on Thursday. (Gurpreet Singh/HT)

Casting his vote at booth no. 35, Bikram Majithia said, “It was the Election Commission’s decision to hold a repoll. I welcome it and feel that people have got another chance.”

Yet again hitting out at few Congress leaders for allegedly distribution money in the segment, Majithia said, “This indicates the frustration of the Congress leaders. I will again appeal to the Election Commission of India to disqualify Congress candidate from Majitha segment.”

Majithia, while alleging that the Congress leaders were caught by EC observers with liquor and while offering money on Tuesday night, said EC must take suitable action.

However, when questioned that Congress workers have also caught three Akali supporters distributing money on Tuesday night, Majithia said that it was a drama that the Congress leaders created themselves.

Meanwhile, things were same for the security forces, which remained on their toes throughout to ensure peace during polls.

Punjab police commandos deployed near the polling station in Majitha constituency of Amritsar on Thursday. (Gurpreet Singh/HT)

Also, as there was repoll on 16 booths of the Amritsar Lok Sabha segment also, Congress candidate Gurjit Singh Aujla and BJP nominee Rajinder Mohan Singh Chhina were also seen toiling hard.

The segment was once again in to a complete poll mode as even in the streets and bazaars, people stood in groups discussing politics. Even the stalls set up by parties saw a lot of buzz.

With the fate of the candidates finally closed in the EVMs now, March 11 will tell what happens to this keenly watched contest.