EC orders re-poll in five more polling stations in AP on May 19

The Election Commission on Wednesday ordered re-polling in five more polling stations in Chandragiri assembly constituency in Andhra Pradesh’s Chittoor district May 19, when the last phase of polling is going to be held in different parts of the country.

According to an official communication from the EC, re-polling will be held in polling stations at Kammapalli, N R Kammapalle, Pulivarthipalli, Kothakandriga and Venkatrama Puram villages from 7 am to 6 pm.

The decision was taken based on the report sent by chief electoral officer Gopala Krishna Dwivedi, following complaints from both YSR Congress party and Telugu Desam Party over alleged electoral malpractices during the polling held on April 11.

The EC already conducted re-polling in five other polling stations in three districts of Guntur, Nellore and Prakasam of Andhra Pradesh on May 6.

The elections for 25 Lok Sabha seats and 175 assembly seats in AP were held in April 11. The polling was marred by violence in some areas, besides large scale complaints of malfunctioning of EVMS and abnormal delay in starting of polling.

First Published:
May 15, 2019 20:32 IST

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