Six booths of the second phase of the Gujarat Assembly elections are going through repolling today after the technical reasons forced the Election Commission to annul the polling data that was present in the EVMs.
On Friday, Chief Electoral Officer of Gujarat B.B. Swain ordered re-polling in Chhaniyan-1 and Chhaniyan-2 polling stations of Vadgam constituency, booth no. 27 of Viramgam constituency, Nava Naroda booth of Daskroi constituency and Nhara-1 and Sakarda-7 booths of Savli region.
Dalit leader Jignesh Mewani has contested from the Vadgam assembly seat.
Separately, the poll panel has ordered the counting of votes in 10 booths using Voter-Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) as the presiding officials forgot to wipe out the mock drill poll results from these Electronic Voting Machines (EVM).
Counting using the VVPAT slips will be for Ralisn-3 in Visnagar, Piludra-1 and Katosan-3 booths of Becharaji, Jamatha of Modasa, Vejalpur-58 of Vejalpur, Vastral-55 of Vatva, Khadiya-16 of Jamalpur-Khadiya, Pilol-2 of Savli, Gojpur and Songir booths of Sankheda constituencies.
The EC has clarified that the VVPAT counting will be in addition to the counting of the VVPAT slips prescribed by the Commission in which one booth per constituency was to counted using the paper trail method.
Here are the live updates on repolling on six booths of Gujarat polls phase 2:
#11:30 am: Exit Polls are nonsense. BJP is definitely going to lose this time and will not form the govt: Jignesh Mevani, Activist and candidate from Vadgam constituency
8:05 am: Re-polling begins in 6 polling stations in Vadgam, Viramgam, Daskroi and Savli
7:50 am: The polling to begin at 8 am
Polling agents, officers and police jawans get prepared ahead of re-polling to be conducted at 6 polling stations in Vadgam, Viramgam, Daskroi and Savli; visuals from Vadgam, Viramgam and Savli #GujaratElection2017 pic.twitter.com/likWZOC5HF— ANI (@ANI) December 17, 2017