Arunachal: Re-poll in 19 Polling booths on April 20

The state recorded 77.38% voters’ turnout during April 11 simultaneous elections to two Lok Sabha and 57 Assembly seats.


Itanagar 

The Election Commission of India has announced fresh polls for 19 polling stations spread across eight districts of the state on 20 April.

Addressing reporters here at the Nirvachan Bhawan, Additional Chief Electoral Officer Kanki Darang informed that re-polling has been scheduled for this Saturday in accordance with the commission’s instructions.

He also advised voters to note that the polling duration is not the same as earlier (7 AM to 5 PM) and will be held from 6 AM to 2 PM this time.

Meanwhile the state recorded 77.38% voters’ turnout during April 11 simultaneous elections to two Lok Sabha and 57 Assembly seats as BJP had won three seats unopposed, said Kanki Darang.

The voters included 79.63% females and 75.07 males, but increase slightly after conduct of re-polling in 19 polling booths during 6 am  to 2 pm, he informed.

The polling booths (PBS) to go to re-polling are Nachiban PB under Bomdila Assembly seat, Jomoh, Yangfo, Tagampu and Pipu PBs of Bameng and Chayangtajo Assembly seats respectively of East Kameng district in Arunachal West parliamentary seat; Deed and Pania PBs  of Yachuli Assembly seat under Lower Subansiri district, Bayor, Leya, Rebi and Nasi PBs under seats under Daporijo and Dumporijo  Assembly seats respectively  under Upper Subansiri district; in Kamki Dego and Sogum PBs of Liromoba and Likabali Assembly seats under West Siang district, Messing PB under Pangin Assembly seat in Siang district; Wagunpather, Nongtaw Khamti and Wingseng Nongtaw PBs of Namsai Assembly seat, Longhua and Longkhao PBs in Kanubari and Longding-Pumao Assembly seats under Longding district, all under Arunachal East parliamentary seat.

It may be recalled that there has been claims and counter claims between ruling BJP and Congress about booth capturing.

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