Haryana Assembly Elections 2019: Re-polling underway in five booths after ‘shortcomings’ noticed
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Re-polling is taking place in as many as five booths in Haryana on Wednesday after some shortcomings were noticed on October 21, Dr Inder Jeet, Haryana's joint chief electoral officer confirmed.
The repolling has been taking place in booth number 113 of Prithla in Faridabad, number 18 of Kosli in Rewari, 28 of Narnaul assembly constituency in Narnaul district, 161 of Beri constituency in Jhajjar district and booth number 71 of Uchana Kalan assembly constituency in Jind district, ANI quoted officials as saying.
The re-polling started at 7 and scheduled to end at 6 pm on Wednesday. However, it is not going to change the official data in terms of a wider perspective. The polling for the 90 assembly seats were held in Harayana on Monday.
The total voter turnout was 61.95 per cent. Key figures, including Babita Phogat, Yogeshwar and Shonali Phogat, who are fielded by the BJP in Congress stronghold areas came out to exercise their franchise on Monday. Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khatter reached the polling booth in a bicycle while JJP Leader Dushayant Singh Chautala reached the polling station on a tractor.
The fate of the candidates will be announced on October 24. As per the majority of exit polls, The BJP is set to regain power in the state and Manohar Lal Khatter is expected to get a consecutive second term in the office. As per reports, the opposition Congress is likely to end up with 10-12 seats while others, including INLD, may end up getting between 5-20 votes.
In case if BJP fails to reach the magical number of 45 seats to form the government by a majority, Jananayak Janata Party (JJP) and INLD might emerge as the kingmaker in the state.
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