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EC orders repoll in Jorasanko Assembly segment

Kolkata: Repolling will take place at booth number 200 of Jorasanko Assembly segment under Kolkata North Parliamentary constituency. This is the only booth where re-polling will take place.

North Kolkata constituency went to polls in the last phase on May 19. The Election Commission after decided to conduct repoll after going through various reports. The Opposition parties demanded re-poll at various booths across the state that went to polls during the last phase.

After considering all aspects the Commission ordered a repoll at booth 200.

Various political parties including the Trinamool Congress moved to the Election Commission urging them to conduct a repoll in various booths under Bhatpara Assembly constituency where by-election happened on the day of seventh phase of Lok Sabha elections.

Trinamool Congress candidate from Bhatpara Madan Mitra urged the Election Commission to conduct re-poll in at least five booths that had seen a reign of terror on the day of election, as alleged by Mitra. He also alleged that former TMC MLA from Bhatpara Arjun Singh who is now contesting from Barrackpore Lok Sabha seat on BJP's ticket masterminded the incidents of violence. The Election Commission rejected their appeal and ruled out Mitra's demand.

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