Fresh polls to be conducted in three Bengal municipalities on Tuesday

Widespread violence, including lobbing of bombs at polling booths, was witnessed in the three municipalities of the plains on Sunday.

Published: 15th May 2017 08:12 PM  |   Last Updated: 15th May 2017 08:12 PM   |  A+A-

Murshidabad Voter queued up to cast their votes at a polling station during Municipal elections at Domcol in Murshidabad district of West Bengal on Sunday. ( File photo by PTI)

By Express News Service

KOLKATA: In the wake of large-scale violence and allegations of booth capturing by Trinamool Congress cadres, the West Bengal State Election Commission has ordered fresh elections in 6 polling stations in three municipalities in the plains of the state. The re-poll will be conducted on Tuesday and the combined results will be announced on Wednesday.

In a statement issued by the SEC, it has been notified that fresh polls would be conducted in room no. 1 and 2 of Rajibpur High School in Ward No. 5 in Pujali municipality of South 24 Parganas and in ward office of Ward no. 9 in the civic body. Also, fresh polls would be conducted in room no. 1 and 2 of Aminabad Sekhpara Primary School of Ward no. 20 of Domkal municipality in Murshidabad district and in room no. 1 of Dwarkanath Primary School in Ward no. 7 of Raiganj municipality in Uttar Dinajpur district.

Widespread violence, including lobbing of bombs at polling booths, was witnessed in the three municipalities of the plains on Sunday. Opposition Congress and BJP had demanded re-poll in several wards of the three municipalities.

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