Re-polling in 10 booths, including 8 in Dharmapuri
The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) has recommended to the Election Commission re-polling in 10 booths in three districts, including in Nathamedu in Dharmapuri, where polling was vitiated on April 18. The date for re-polling will be announced later.
“We have recommended to the Election Commission to conduct re-polling in 10 polling booths — eight places in Pappireddipatti, one in Tiruvallur and one near Cuddalore after comparing the diary of a presiding officer and general observers,” Chief Electoral Officer Satyabrata Sahoo told reporters in Chennai on Sunday.
Two booths in Government High School in Ayyampatti, four in Government Higher Secondary School in Nathamedu and two booths in Panchayat Union Elementary School in Jallipudur will go for re-polling for the Pappireddipatti bypoll as well as election for the Dharmapuri Parliamentary constituency. The Hindu had exposed electoral malpractices in Nathamedu, where the presiding officer said she was threatened by some persons.