MP: CEO recommends 30 booth repolling

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Bhopal, Nov 29: Madhya Pradesh Chief Electoral Officer J S Mathur has recommended repolling in 30 polling centres across 14 assembly segments in nine districts tomorrow where polling was disrupted due to poll-related violence, malfunctioing or damage of the Electronic Voting Machines.

''Observers received complaints from 30 booths during polling and after scrutiny, repolling was recommened,'' Mr Mathur told reporters here.

Mr Mathur said repolling was recommended in Morena district's Sumawali constituency in Bagchini, Ghughas polling booths, Bastpur in Morena constituency, Muriakhera (two booths), Surajpur in Dimni constituency, Dhultara in Dewri constituency in Sagar district, Ganeshganj in Tikamgarh cosntituency, Teela and Bachhowra in Khargapur constituency in Tikamgarh district, Nahar Kheda in Susner constituency of Shahjapur district, Yadavnand Nagar and Lodhipur booths in Indore 1 and 4 constituencies of Indore district.

Maximum repolling were recommended in Bhind district where 11 booths were identified. Basantpur (1 and 2), Dimole ki Madiya, Devjukapura, Lahar (four booths), Jaitpura, Kariyawali (53, 97) -- all in Lahar constituency, Maanpur in Mehgaon constituency.

Repolling was recommended at Dewrikhurd in Pohri constituency in Shivpuri district, Jabalpur district's Lalkuwan booth in Jabalpur West constituency, while Nalkheda booth in Biora constituency in Rajgarh district.

In 2003 assembly poll, repolling was held in 68 booths, Mr Mathur said.

Mr Mathur said elaborate security arrangements have been made in view of repolling and eight companies of Central Reserve Police Force, which were slated to rush to Rajasthan, have been retained for repolling.

About holding of by-poll in Prithvipur constituency in Tikamgarh district, where BJP candidate and MLA Sunil Nayak was shot dead on November 27, Mr Mathur said by-poll would be held, if the deceased was elected.

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