Re-polling at Amritsar booth conducted peacefully
Amid tight security, the re-polling at a booth in Amritsar was conducted on Thursday which recorded 69 per cent voter turnout.
Amritsar: Amid tight security, the re-polling
at a booth here was conducted on Thursday which recorded 69 per cent
voter turnout, election officials said.
The booth number 76, where re-polling took place, falls
under the Amritsar East constituency which is witnessing a
contest between Congress rebel candidate Simerpreet Kaur
Bhatia (Independent), Sunil Dutti (Cong) and BJP`s Navjot
Kaur, wife of Amritsar sitting MP Navjot Singh Sidhu.
672, out of the total 974 votes, were polled at the
polling station, the officials said, adding polling remained
peaceful barring stray incidents.
During the poll day on January 30, a technical snag
appeared in the EVM whereupon BJP candidate smelled foul play
and raised the demand for re-poll. None of the candidates
raised objection on re-polling, hence the Election commission
ordered a re-poll.
Meanwhile, a BJP activist was canecharged by police when
he allegedly tried to enter the booth forcibly.