|Repoll in Nagaland booth|
DIMAPUR, May 30 - The repoll at a polling booth at Kubza under Aonglenden Assembly constituency in Mokokchung district of Nagaland today recorded 44.68 per cent polling. Out of a total of 640 electorate, 286 cast their votes amid tight security.
The voting which commenced at 7am was held peacefully, sources said. They said five companies of security forces were deployed in the polling station.
Election Commission on Tuesday ordered the re-poll after a group of people barged into the polling station and damaged the ballot unit and controlling unit of the electronic voting machine when the polling process was on Monday for the Lok Sabha byelection in the State. The directive for the re-poll at Kubza was communicated by EC secretary Arvind Anand in a letter addressed to Nagaland Chief Electoral Officer Abhijit Sinha.
Regarding the political parties’ demand for repoll in another 17 polling stations, sources said, the respective deputy commissioners and additional returning officers along with the Observer checked each complaint but did not recommend for re-poll.
The counting of votes will take place on Thursday to decide the fate of the two contesting candidates – Tokheho Yepthomi of ruling Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party and Opposition Naga People’s Front’s C Apok Jamir.