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Maharashtra EVM glitches: Repoll in 49 areas of Bhandara-Gondiya

Maharashtra EVM glitches: Repoll in 49 areas of Bhandara-Gondiya

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Mumbai, May 29 (IANS) After widespread incidents of malfunctioning EVM-VVPATs in Monday's bypolls, the Election Commission has ordered a repoll in 49 polling stations in Bhandara-Gondiya Lok Sabha constituency, an official statement said here on Tuesday.
The re-polls will be held on Wednesday in the 49 polling stations located in Bhandara, Sakoli, Arjuni-Morgaon, Tirora and Gondiya assembly segments.
The polling timings will be from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the indelible ink will be marked on the ring finger of the left hand of each voter.
On Monday, Deputy EC officer, Anant Walaskar had stated that after complaints were received from 64 polling stations, voting had been cancelled in 35 polling stations and a repoll would be ordered.
However, higher officials denied it, claiming that after all malfunctioning EVM-VVPATs were replaced, voting had resumed normally by afternoon.
The EVM-VVPATs malfunctioned in polling booths at Khapa, Mandhal, Hingna and Kharbi in Bhandara-Gondiya.
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