Election panel directs repoll at 49 centres in Maharashtra
After the technical glitches, the Election Commission decided to hold re-poll at these polling centres
Mumbai: After instances of malfunctioning of Electronic Voting Machines and Voter-Verifiable Paper Audit Trails (VVPAT) during Bhandara-Gondia parliament by-election, the Election Commission (EC) has declared re-poll at 49 polling centres in five assembly constituencies.
Meanwhile, Gondia District Collector Abhimanyu Kale has been shifted and Kadambari Balkawade, CEO of Nagpur Zilla Parishad has been posted as Collector of Gondia. Polling for Palghar and Bhandara-Gondia Lok Sabha seats took place on Monday, where opposition parties alleged malfunctioning of EVMs and VVPATs. Former Union minister Praful Patel claimed that almost 25 per cent of EVMs malfunctioned in the Bhandara-Gondia Lok Sabha by-election, which was proved true later.
After the technical glitches, the Election Commission decided to hold re-poll at these polling centres. The Election Commission also announced that ink will be put on the ring finger of the voters as they have already ink on their index finger.