Chandigarh, February 15
The Punjab State Election Commission on Monday ordered repolling at three booths of the Municipal Councils of Patran and Samana in Patiala.
The repolling shall be held on February 16 from 8 am to 4 pm, and counting will happen on February 17.
An official spokesperson of the State Election Commission mentioned experiences have been obtained from the Returning Officer (RO) of Patran that some miscreants broken the digital voting machine (EVM) at polling sales space quantity 11 of ward quantity 8.
Reports have been obtained from the RO of Samana about damaging of EVMs by miscreants at polling sales space quantity 22 and 23 of ward quantity 11.
Taking critical word of those incidents, the Commission introduced that the polling carried out at these booths could be nullified and repoll held beneath part 59(2)(A) of the Punjab State Election Commission Act, 1994, the official mentioned.
Over 70 per cent voting was recorded in the elections to over 100 civic our bodies in Punjab on Sunday amid stray incidents of skirmishes at some locations.
The Opposition events have accused the ruling Congress of “capturing booths” and “indulging in violence”. PTI