Repolling in ten booths in TN?

Chennai: “We have recommended for re-polling in ten booths across Tamilnadu,” said CEO Satyabrata Sahoo.

They include eight in Pappireddypatti, and one each in Poonamallee and Cuddalore, he said. Meanwhile the opposition parties in the State have petitioned the CEO to maintain vigil and ensure that the places where EVMs ate kept are well-guarded.

Candidates of the Madurai parliamentary constituency staged a protest last night after reports of a woman official entering the counting centre without authorisation and leaving the campus with some documents emerged. Electronic voting machines have been stored in strong rooms on the premises of a medical college here.

On Saturday evening, Tahsildar Sampoornam allegedly visited the counting centre and reportedly took some documents with her.

Based on information from election agents, CPM’s Su Venkatesan, AMMK’s David Annadurai and a few independent candidates with their supporters staged a protest in front of the counting centre. Following the protest, police presence in the vicinity was increased.

Meanwhile Collector S Natarajan and Commissioner of Police Davidson Devasirvathan visited the counting centre and held an enquiry.

Speaking to media persons, Natarajan said that an enquiry had be initiated and if any unauthorised access found to be by any official inside the counting centre, necessary action will be taken.

NT Bureau