Re-poll in one polling booth in Bengal's Cooch Behar: EC



The Election Commission on Wednesday ordered re-polling for one polling station under West Bengal's Cooch Behar constituency on April 29, an official said here.

"In Sitalkunchi assembly segment under Cooch Behar parliamentary constituency, there will be a re-poll in booth number 181 at Bhogdabri aided primary school. The fresh date for the poll is April 29 and the election time is from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.," Additional Chief Electoral Officer Sanjay Basu told reporters here.

The reason was that after the mock poll, the presiding officer did not erase the mock poll results, which got added with the main result, he said. Later, polling was stopped and the presiding officer was served a show cause notice.

An average of 83.79 per cent voters of the over 34 lakh electorate in Cooch Behar and Alipurduar constituencies exercised their right in the first phase.

Delegation of Left parties, the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party had approached the Election Commission with complaints of violence and demanded a re-poll. IANS