Re-poll to be held in two booths in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Tuesday announced to conduct re-elections in two polling booths in Odisha.

According to a notification issued by the ECI, fresh elections will be conducted in Malkangiri (ST) Assembly Constituency and Berhampur Assembly Constituency on April 18.

In a letter to Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Odisha Surendra Kumar, the ECI stated that the poll taken on April 11 in these two constituencies has been declared void and April 18 has been fixed as the date for fresh elections.

While the re-election for Malkangiri will be held at MPV-65 booth from 7 am to 4 pm, the fresh polling for Berhampur will be held at City High School-2 booth from 7 am to 6 pm.

The commission has directed Kumar to inform the voters about the re-poll and date by beating drums. Besides, it has asked the CEO to inform the contesting candidates in writing.

It is worthwhile to mention here that Surendra Kumar had recommended for re-election in these two booths owing discrepancies.

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