At eight polling stations in Arunachal Pradesh, ECI orders re-polling

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At eight polling stations in Arunachal Pradesh, ECI orders re-polling

The Election Commission of India (ECI) has ordered re-polling in eight polling stations across Arunachal Pradesh.

According to reports, the order was given due to clashes in Arunachal Pradesh during the first phase of Lok Sabha elections 2024 on April 19.

An official told PTI that there have been reports of violence and damage to EVMs from parts of Arunachal Pradesh.

The ECI in an order on Sunday declared polling void in eight polling stations and ordered fresh polling on April 24 from 6 am to 2 pm, Deputy Chief Electoral Officer Liken Koyu said in a statement.

The polling stations where re-poll would be held include, Sario in Bameng assembly constituency in East Kameng district, Longte Loth under Nyapin assembly seat in Kurung Kumey, Dingser, Bogiya Siyum, Jimbari and Lengi polling booths under Nacho constituency in Upper Subansiri district.

The order also stated that re-polling will be conducted at Bugne and Molom polling booths under Rumgong Assembly Constituency in Siang District.

An estimated 76.44 per cent of the total 8,92,694 voters exercised their franchise on April 19 to elect 50 MLAs for the 60-member assembly in Arunachal Pradesh.

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