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36.55% turnout at four booths in Porbandar seat

Saturday, 3 May 2014 - 4:06pm IST | Place: Porbandar | Agency: PTI

Over 36% voter turnout was recorded till 1 pm at four booths in Porbandar Lok Sabha constituency in Gujarat where repolling is underway. The Election Commission had cancelled the April 30 poll on complaints by political workers of booth capturing and other irregularities.

According to district collector-cum-returning officer M A Gandhi, the polling percentage at Delodar, Mitrala, Erda and Mahira villages was recorded at around 27 per cent till 11 AM as voters came out in large numbers to exercise their right to franchise. "The polling percentage has reached up to 36.55% till 1 pm," Gandhi said, adding that no incident of violence was reported. 

Gandhi had said some irregularities surfaced during scrutiny (of polling) at the four poll booths which falls under Kutiyana Assembly segment under Porbandar Lok Sabha constituency.

The Election Commission had cancelled the polls held at four booths under section 58 (A)(2) and 58(2) of the People's Representation Act. BJP strongman Vitthal Radadiya and 'Godmother' Santokben Jadeja's son and NCP candidate Kandhal Jadeja are locked in a fierce contest for the seat.

Among all 26 Lok Sabha seats in Gujarat where polling was held on April 30, Porbandar recorded the lowest turnout at 53% against 63.31% turnout in the State.


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