Repolling in four polling station peaceful: EC

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Bangalore, May 12 (UNI) Polling was peaceful in the four polling stations in which re-polling was ordered due to malfunctioning of electronic voting machines during the first phase elections to Karnataka Assembly today.

According to Election Commission sources, the highest percentage of 74 per cent was recorded in polling station 46 in Ramanagaram assembly seat where former Chief Minister and JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy is seeking reelection.

A lowest of 34 per cent turnout reported in 6A polling station in Malleswaram assembly seat in Bangalore city.

In the other two polling stations where repolling was held 43 per cent polling recorded in 119A polling station in Shivajinagar and 52 per cent in the polling station number 50 in Gandhinagar assembly seat, both in the city.

Repolling was ordered in four polling stations, which went to poll in the first phase in 89 assembly seats following the report of malfunctioning of EVM's.

Polling was peaceful and no any untoward incident was reported, the EC sources added.

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