West Bengal Assembly Elections 2021: Election Commission Orders Repolling In One Booth In Jangipara Assembly Constituency

West Bengal Assembly Elections 2021: Election Commission Orders Repolling In One Booth In Jangipara Assembly Constituency

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Polling in Jangipara constituency was held in the third phase on April 6. (Representational)

The Election Commission on Thursday ordered repolling at one booth in Jangipara assembly constituency in West Bengal's Hooghly district following complaints by political parties alleging that Trinamool Congress had engaged agents who had accompanied and assisted voters to cast their votes in favour of the TMC, an EC official said.

Following the reports of the returning officer and the observer on the complaints, the EC has ordered the repoll on April 10 from 7 am to 6.30 pm, he said.

Polling in Jangipara constituency was held in the third phase on April 6.

The repolling in the polling booth in the constituency will take place simultaneously with the fourth phase of polling in the state.

The BJP candidate in Jangipara assembly seat, Debjit Sarkar told PTI, "This is a welcome move. All the political parties had complained that TMC agents were taking people inside the polling booth, accompanying them to the EVMs and making them vote for them. Even the polling officer could not do anything.

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