Repoll at 2 booths in Mohali’s Ward 10 held

The counting of the votes has now been deferred to Thursday

Tribune News Service

Mohali, February 17

Repoll at two booths—No 32 and 33—of Ward 10 was held at St Soldier School, Phase 7 here, on Wednesday.

The State Election Commission (SEC) had ordered repolling in two booths of Ward 10, from where state minister Balbir Singh Sidhu’s brother Amarjeet Singh Jeeti Sidhu is contesting the MC election.

The elections were declared void by the SEC on Monday.

Also read: Repoll in 2 booths of Ward 10 today

People cast their vote during the repoll at Booths 32 and 33 of Ward 10 at St Soldier School, Phase 7, Mohali, on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Vicky

Deputy Commissioner-cum-District Electoral Officer Girish Dalayan said a complaint regarding alleged electoral malpractices was lodged on February 15 by a candidate, who sought re-polling.

The SEC, after perusal of the report, found that the polling process of the booths was vitiated, and ordered repoll and rescheduled the counting for the MC election.

The counting of votes will be held on Thursday.

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