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Re-polling in 5 more AP booths on May 19

Re-polling in 5 more AP booths on May 19

Five polling booths in Andhra Pradesh will go for re-polling on May 19, when last phase of elections will be held in different parts of the country.

The Election Commission of India on Wednesday issued a communication, calling for re-polling in five polling stations in Chandragiri assembly constituency in Chittoor district.

The re-polling will be held in Kammapalli, N R Kammapalle, Pulivarthipalli, Kothakandriga and Venkatrama Puram villages from 7 am to 6 pm.

The decision to conduct re-polling was taken on the basis of a report submitted by chief electoral officer Gopala Krishna Dwivedi, following complaints from YSR Congress party candidate Chevireddy Bhaskar Reddy, who alleged that a section of voters were not allowed to cast their votes in some villages.

Simultaneously, Telugu Desam Party state unit president Kala Venkat Rao also alleged that there were large scale electoral malpractices during the polling held on April 11.

The EC already conducted re-polling in five other polling stations in three districts of Guntur, Nellore and Prakasam of Andhra Pradesh on May 6.



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