EC acts tough against four missing polling officials in HP

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Solan, Dec 19 (UNI) The Election Commission has suspended one official and issued notices to three others in Solan district of Himachal Pradesh for not being present in their polling station in the district.

While one revenue official has been suspended, notices have been issued to three others after the EC observor found them absent from the Gujarhati polling booth in Doon assembly constituency of the district last night, Nalagarh Tehsildar Baldev Sharma told UNI here.

A report from Chamba district said voting was delayed in Kelhal polling station in Rajnagar assembly constituency of the district following slogan shouting against the polling officials.

The polling was delayed at the booth after the polling officials objected to the local people reaching the booth from the prohibited side following which the people resorted to slogan shouting.

Calm was established at the polling booth only on the intervention of the elderly people and local party activists.


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