Election Commission of India (ECI) has ordered a re-polling at one polling booth of Amritsar Parliamentary constituency on 22nd May. The action comes in light due to negligence during the polling process. Polling booth number 123 in Amritsar Parliamentary constituency will be going undergo re-polling. The concerned Returning Officer and Observer have been instructed to act accordingly.
The Chief Electoral Officer of Punjab, Dr S Karuna Raju said that the political parties and the contesting candidates have been informed about the re-polling as per the directions of Election Commission of India. The required arrangements have also been made in the regard like Election material, EVMs, security and poll staff in adequate numbers have been deputed for the task.
Meanwhile, the Election body has ordered a paid leave to all the voters of the particular booth on 22nd May to encourage voters to exercise their franchise.