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After Manipur, election panel orders repolling at 8 stations in Arunachal Pradesh

Apr 22, 2024 02:51 PM IST

Before ordering polls in Arunachal Pradesh, the ECI asked Manipur authority to conduct repolls in 11 stations in the area.

After issuing similar orders in Manipur, the Election Commission of India (ECI) ordered repolling in eight polling stations across Arunachal Pradesh. This order comes after clashes erupted in Arunachal Pradesh during the first phase of Lok Sabha election 2024, on April 19. It must be noted that the voting for Arunachal's assembly elections also took place on April 19.

 Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar with Election Commissioner Sukhbir Singh Sandhu addresses the media (PTI)(PTI)
Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar with Election Commissioner Sukhbir Singh Sandhu addresses the media (PTI)(PTI)

During the voting for assembly elections in Arunachal Pradesh, reports of violence and EVM damage surfaced from the state, an official told PTI.

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The Commission in an order on Sunday declared the polling in the eight polling stations as void and ordered fresh polling on April 24 from 6 am to 2 pm, Deputy Chief Electoral Officer Liken Koyu said in a communique.

The polling stations where repoll would be held include, Sario in Bameng assembly constituency in East Kameng district, Longte Loth under Nyapin assembly seat in Kurung Kumey, Dingser, Bogiya Siyum, Jimbari and Lengi polling booths under Nacho constituency in Upper Subansiri district.

The order further said that repoll will be held in Bogne and Molom polling booths under Rumgong assembly constituency in Siang district.

An estimated 76.44 per cent of the total 8,92,694 voters exercised their franchise on April 19 to elect 50 MLAs for the 60-member assembly in the northeastern state.

Repolling in Manipur on April 22

According to an order issued by the ECI and Manipiur's Chief Electoral Officer, repolling took place in 11 polling booths across the state today, April 22. The order for repolling was issued after disturbances recorded during Phase 1 of the Lok Sabha elections, when miscreants opened fire at one of the stations.

A voter turnout of 37.54 per cent was recorded till 11 am in repolling at 11 polling stations in the Inner Manipur Lok Sabha constituency, officials said on Monday.

Incidents of firing, intimidation, destruction of EVMs at some polling stations and allegations of booth capturing were reported from conflict-hit Manipur, which recorded a turnout of 72 per cent in the two Lok Sabha constituencies - Inner Manipur and Outer Manipur - on Friday.

(With inputs from PTI)

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