Madhya Pradesh assembly polls: Re-polling begins at polling booth in Bhind's Ater constituency
Bhind (Madhya Pradesh) [India], November 21 (ANI): Re-polling at a polling booth in Kishupura village in Madhya Pradesh's Ater constituency in Bhind district began on Tuesday morning following the orders of the Election Commission of India (ECI).
ECI) ordered re-polling at booth number three under polling centre number 71 in Kishupura village in the district on Sunday.
On the complaint of minister Bhadoria, Returning Officer (RO) of Ater Constituency, Parag Jain conducted the investigation and had recommended re-polling at a polling booth to District Election Officer Sanjeev Shrivastava.
Thereafter re-polling begins at 7 am on Tuesday and will conclude at 6 pm. A total of 1223 voters will re-vote at the said polling booth.
District Election Officer and Collector, Sanjeev Shrivastava also reached the polling station and took stock of all the arrangements related to voting.
Srivastva told ANI, "The voting is being conducted in a smooth and peaceful manner. All the arrangements related to voting have been made again here. Complete security arrangements have been made. People are taking part in the voting enthusiastically. The Candidates are allowed to come to the polling station according to the rules."
The action was taken against polling agents Satendra Singh Bhadauria, Santosh Singh and their two unknown associates for violating the secrecy of voting, violating the Model Code of Conduct, obstructing government work and influencing the voting work. On the other hand, Presiding Officer Satish Kumar, Polling Officer Yogendra Singh Bansal, Polling Officer Pankaj Jayant posted at the polling booth were suspended by District Election Officer Sanjeev Srivastava.
Voting for the 230-member Madhya Pradesh assembly took place on November 17 with a 77.15 percent voter turnout. The counting of votes is scheduled for December 3. (ANI)
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