West Bengal: EC orders re-polling at Kolkata Uttar constituency booth on 22 May; Rahul Sinha, Sudip Bandyopadhyay in fray

New Delhi: The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Tuesday ordered re-polling at a booth in Kolkata's Uttar parliamentary constituency. ECI declared void the poll held on 19 May at polling station number 200 of the Kolkata's Uttar parliamentary constituency.

 West Bengal: EC orders re-polling at Kolkata Uttar constituency booth on 22 May; Rahul Sinha, Sudip Bandyopadhyay in fray

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The re-polling will be conducted on Wednesday, 22 May from 7 am to 6 pm. BJP's Rahul Sinha, TMC's Sudip Bandyopadhyay, and CPI(M)'s Kaninika Bose Ghosh are in the fray from Kolkata Uttar constituency.

On Monday, a BJP delegation led by Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Railway minister Piyush Goyal approached the EC and urged it to conduct re-polling in the constituencies where violence had taken place during all the phases of the Lok Sabha polls.

The delegation had also requested the EC to withdraw false cases made against BJP leaders in West Bengal. Large scale violence was reported from different parliamentary constituencies across West Bengal in all the seventh phase of the general elections with Trinamool Congress (TMC) and BJP blaming each other for the violence.

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Updated Date: May 21, 2019 11:29:02 IST