Repolling likely in some booths of MP

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Bhopal, Nov 27 (UNI) Madhya Pradesh Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) J S Mathur today said the Election Commission (EC) was likely to go for repolling in booths from where reports of 'smashing' of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and other serious violence were received during today's voting.

''The EC is serious about repolling at booths from where reports of violence and damage to EVMs were received. EVMs will be checked by engineers and if it is found that malfunctioning was intentional then the ECI will order repolling,'' Mr Mathur told mediapersons after voting drew to a close in 230 constituencies.

Sporadic violence was reported from Bhind, Morena and some other districts and reports of malfunctioning and damage to EVMs were also received from those districts.

A UNI report from Tikamgarh district town said Bharatiya Jan Shakti founder-president and former chief minister Uma Bharti demanded repolling in 49 polling centres that were 'captured' by the Congress in the constituency.

''There was a plan to surround me, make me captive and then kill me,'' she alleged.

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