Bangalore, Apr 29 UNI | 3 months ago

Repolling in 12 booths across nine parliamentary constituencies in Karnataka was proceeding peacefully, amidst tight security, today, officials said.

The Election Commission ordered the repoll on April 24, owing the technical problems in the EVMs and other reasons. The Election Commission had ordered re-polling in 12 booths in nine parliamentary constituencies in the State on April 26.

The counting of votes for the 28 segments will be taken up in the state on May 16.

While re-polling was ordered in 11 booths due to technical problems, in the 12th booth in Turuvekere Assembly segment in the Tumkur LS constituency as a polling official was found casting votes after the polling ended. Four officers were suspended in this connection.

The re-poll comes under Gulbarga (SC), Haveri, Bagalkot, Bijapur, Raichur (ST), Bidar, Shimoga, Hassan and Tumkur segments. A Gulbarga report said re-polling of booth no 165 of Kodla village of Sedam Assembly segments of Gulbarga (R) Lok Sabha constituency was proceeding peacefully.

However, oppressive summer heat, with mercury crossing 42 degree Celsius in district proved a dampner.

(Posted on 29-04-2014)