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Re-poll ordered in 16 booths

Repoll has been ordered in 16 polling booths in four seats in Guntur on April 28 following incidents of booth capturing.
PTI | By Press Trust of India, Guntur
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2004 05:37 PM IST

Repoll has been ordered in 16 polling booths in four assembly constituencies in Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh on April 28 following incidents of violence and booth capturing.

District Election Officer P Ramakrishna Rao told reporters here tonight that repolling would held in 16 booths in Narasaraopet, Chilakaluripet, Vinukonda and Pedakurapadu assembly constituencies.

This include Rompicherla polling booth where Congress and TDP supporters hurled bombs at each other, he said.

Rao dismissed complaints of EVMs breaking down saying their handling led to some problems but they never broke down at any booths.

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