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Re-polling peaceful in three polling booths in Nagaland
Correspondent KOHIMA, TUENSANG APR 20 (NPN):
Published on 21 Apr. 2009 12:59 AM IST
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Re-polling in three polling stations for parliamentary and by-elections ended peacefully on Monday in Nagaland. Media Cell of the office of CEO Nagaland said re-pollings were held in Thechulumi village ‘B’ Wing under 17 Chizami A/C for the by-poll and Tuensang Village ‘A’ E/W under 54 Tuensang Sadar II AC for both Parliamentary and by-elections and at Penkim Village under 60 Pungro Kiphire AC for Parliamentary election. Percentage of polling recorded were 17th Chizami - 96.32 %, 54th Tuensang Sadar-11 - 97 % and 60th Pungro Kiphire - 90.22 % The media cell said Tuensang Village polling station recorded the highest poll percentage with 97% for both Parliamentary and Assembly bye-election, Thechulumi Village recorded 96.32% and Penkim Village recorded 90.22% poll percentage. In Tuensang village, around 1105 voters turned up to cast their votes without any hesitation as the security forces were tightened in order to thwart any untoward incident. It may be mentioned that the Election Commission ordered re-polling after EVMs were damaged in two polling stations at Chizami and Tuensang village. A poling booth in Pungro registered excess number of electorates and re-polling was ordered there also. Official sources said 90.21% polling percent was recorded for the lone state Lok sabha seat that went to polls on April 16. The results will be declared on May 16.

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