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Assam: 90 voters but 181 voted, 5 poll panel officials suspended

Apr 05, 2021 23:23 IST | By Editorji News Desk

There is more embarrassment for the Election Commission in Assam where it previously faced flak after an Electronic Voting machine was found in the car of the wife of a ruling BJP leader.

On April 1, 181 votes were cast in a polling booth at Assam's Dima Hasao district even though 90 voters were eligible to exercise their franchise.

The incident took place in Haflong assembly constituency in the hill district that went to the polls in the second phase of the state election.

74 percent voter turnout was recorded in Haflong assembly constituency.

According to the reports, the village head of the remote village had refused to accept the voter's list a brought a list of his own and the villagers had voted accordingly to that list.

Following the incident, the five polling officials at the booth have been suspended.

 

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