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Election Commission yet to decide on repoll in West Bengal

Thursday, 8 May 2014 - 8:08pm IST | Agency: PTI
The Election Commission is yet to decide on repoll in any of the booths in West Bengal which went to the polls on April 30 in the third phase or on May 7 in the fourth phase of Lok Sabha elections.

The Election Commission is yet to decide on repoll in any of the booths in West Bengal which went to the polls on April 30 in the third phase or on May 7 in the fourth phase of Lok Sabha elections.

Even as the EC earlier rejected the opposition's demand for repolling in some booths in the state which went to polling on April 30 in the third phase of elections, it agreed to scrutinise reports from different booths under pressure from the opposition political parties.

"Reports of the fourth phase elections were also sent to the EC for scrutiny, but there is no feedback as yet," OSD in the CEO's office Amit Roy Chowdhury said.

Congress, BJP and Left parties have alleged that there was rigging and booth capturing in the third and fourth phases and demanded repoll in a number of booths.

The Congress and Left parties had also demanded removal of CEO Sunil Gupta and the state's Special Observer Sudhir Kumar Rakesh after the third phase election on April 30 alleging their failure to ensure free and fair elections.




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