Bhopal: Re-polling will take place from 8 AM to 5 PM at Mohri polling booth in Anuppur assembly segment of Madhya Pradesh on Saturday. The counting of votes will take place on December 11 along with other Vidhan Sabha seats. Also Read - 'Undemocratic & Unconstitutional': Mamata Banerjee to Stage Dharna in Kolkata Today to Protest EC's 24-Hour Campaign Ban
Speaking to PTI, state Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) V L Kantha Rao said,”The Election Commission (EC) endorsed its observer’s report which said there was a mismatch of 56 ballots at Mohri in Anuppur district during November 28 assembly polls.” The report prompted the EC to order re-polling in the booth. Also Read - Self Defence: Cooch Behar Firing Took Place After Locals Attacked CISF Jawans, Says Election Commission
There was a difference of 56 in the number of voters’ signatures in the register with the presiding officer and the number of votes recorded in the Electronic Voting Machine, he added further. (Also read: Kamal Nath Intensifies Attack on PM Modi, Asks Him to Name a Single Freedom Fighter From BJP) Also Read - Assam Assembly Elections 2021: EC announces Re-polling at 4 Booths in 3 Constituencies on April 20
The state saw a voter turnout of 75.05 per cent in the elections on Wednesday. The previous highest was in the 2013 Assembly polls when the turnout was 72.69 per cent. As many as 2,899 candidates, including 1,094 independents, contested for 230 seats.
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who is seeking a fourth term, and his wife Sadhana Singh cast their votes at his native village Jait, which is part of his Budhni Assembly constituency.