Repolling begins at 31 booths in MP

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Bhopal, Nov 30 (UNI) Amid tight security, repolling began at 0800 hours in 31 polling booths spread over eleven districts in Madhya Pradesh where assembly elections were held on November 27.

Official sources said repolling was progressing peacefully and would continue till 1700 hours.

The Election Commission ordered the repoll after complaints of electoral irregularities and defects in Electronic Voting Machines during polling on Thursday.

Repoll was in progress at 13 booths in Bhind, six in Morena, three in Tikamgarh, two in Indore and one each in Sagar, Shajapur, Shivpuri, Jabalpur, Rajgarh, Singrauli and Chhatarpur districts.

A record 69.31 per cent voter turnout was recorded during polling for 230 assembly seats spread over 50 districts in the state on November 27.

Repolling had been 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 constituency, 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.

In Bhind district, repolling was recommended in Basantpur (1 and 2), Dimole ki Madiya, Devjukapura, Lahar (four booths), Jaitpura, Kariyawali (53, 97, 158) -- all in Lahar constituency, Maanpur in Mehgaon constituency.

Repolling was also 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.

It was recommended at one booth in Deosar assembly segment in Singrouli district and another booth Bada Malhara assembly constituency in Chhatarpur district.

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