Repolling ordered in one booth of Lohaghat seat in Uttarakhand

When the EVMs conked out, BJP's Puran Singh Fartyal was ahead of his nearest rival, Congress' Khushal Singh by 450 votes.

Published: 12th March 2017 02:43 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th March 2017 02:43 AM   |  A+A-

Image for representation only. | PTI

By PTI

DEHRADUN: The Election Commission tonight ordered repolling in one of the booths of Lohaghat Assembly seat in Uttarakhand where EVMs went out of order, forcing counting at the station to be stopped midway through.

Repolling in booth number 128, Government Inter College at Karankarayat, was ordered after the EVMs stopped displaying results due to some technical problem prompting authorities to stop counting, the state election office said here. Polling will be held afresh on March 15.

Counting will undertaken and the results will be declared the same evening, it said. The poll panel has asked its state representatives to keep the documents pertaining to today's counting for the Assembly seat sealed till the announcement of the booth's results.

When the EVMs conked out, BJP's Puran Singh Fartyal was ahead of his nearest rival, Congress' Khushal Singh by 450 votes. Of the result for 69 seats declared, the BJP has won in 56 to sweep to power in the state. Congress has won in 11 seats and Independents secured two seats.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

IPL2018