Vijayawada: The Election Commission has decided to conduct re-polling in five polling booths in Andhra Pradesh on May 6. State Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Gopal Krishna Dwivedi said that the re-polling will be held in the booths located in Guntur, Prakasam and Nellore districts.
Mr Dwivedi had earlier sent proposals to the Election Commission seeking re-polling in five polling stations. As per the reports, it was noted that many voters could not exercise their voting right mainly due to technical glitches in the Electronic Voting Machines. The other reason was due to the violence that took place on the election day in Inumetla and Gurazala constituencies in Guntur district.
Nellore district election authorities recommended re-polling in Kovur and Sullurpet constituencies. There were technical problems in Kovur and Sullurpet constituencies, especially with the EVMs allocated for Lok Sabha seats that had malfunctioned. Re-polling will be conducted in Narsaraopeta Constituency - Booth No. 94, Guntur West Constituency Booth No. - 244 in Guntur district, Kovvur Constituency- Booth No. 41, Sullurupeta Constituency - Booth No. 97, in Nellore and Yerragondapalem - Booth No. 197 in Prakasam district.
The EC had directed the CEO to give wide publicity about the re-polling in the media and also with the help of drumbeats in the polling areas.