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Arunachal: NPP demands re-polling at 5 polling stations

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“NPP supporters were not allowed to reach the polling station and they could not exercise their adult franchise,” the party’s state chief wrote.


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The National People’s Party (NPP) on Sunday demanded re-polling at five polling stations under Koloriang Assembly constituency in Kurung Kumey district of Arunachal Pradesh.

In a letter addressed to Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Kaling Tayeng, NPP state unit president  Gicho Kabak stated that its district president had reported that in five polling stations (Parsi-Parlo, Taba, Nampe, Damin and Nyokuriang) rival party workers during April 11 polls captured vote.

“NPP supporters were not allowed to reach the polling station and they could not exercise their adult franchise,” the party’s state chief wrote.

In this connection protest rally  was held by the NPP workers at Koloriang recently and the matter was apprised to District Election Officer (DEO) Kurung Kumey for re-polling in these five polling stations, he stated.

“NPP Arunachal Pradesh strongly demand for immediate re-polling in five polling stations within April, and deploy sufficient force for free and fair conduct of polls,” Mr Gabak said.

On Saturday, Additional CEO Kanki Darang stated that re-polling will be held in some polling stations in Kurung Kumey and Kra Daadi districts and reports have been sent to Election Commission of India (ECI) in this regard.

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