Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Feb 16:
The State Election Commission (SEC) today ordered for re-polling in 25 wards in eight Odisha districts where second-phase Panchayat poll concluded yesterday.
“Re-polling would be held in 25 wards across eight districts in Odisha. We had received reports of disturbances and ballot box snatchings. Hence, the Commission has ordered for re-election at these places,” informed a SEC official here today.
The re-polling would be held on February 20, 21 and 22.
The SEC had got reports of disturbances and violence in various booths. However, it arrived at the decision to conduct re-polling in 25 wards across eight districts after examining the complaints.
Earlier the Commission had announced re-polling in 62 wards in Balasore, Bhadrak, Boudh, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Jajpur, Kendrapara, Koraput, Nuapada, Puri and Sundargarh districts between February 18 and 21.