AAP demands re-poll at all Bhubaneswar North Assembly booths

Bhubaneswar: Claiming that nearly 17 per cent voters under Bhubaneswar Assembly
constituency were deprived from casting their voting in the recently concluded
Lok Sabha and Assembly elections, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday demanded
re-polling at all 214 booths soon.
“Nobody wants to go to the
root of poor polling in the capital city. Nearly 17 per cent of the total
voters under the Bhubaneswar North Assembly seat could not exercise their
franchise since their names were not in the voters’ list,” said AAP leader
Swrna Patnaik.
Patnaik said in many
cases it was seen that husband and wife have cast their votes at two different
polling booths though they are residing at a single house.
“There is a gross
negligence on the part of concerned officials in distributing voters’ slips to
voters. Voters were not provided any information / chits showing their polling
booths or serial number as a result most of the voters went back home without
casting their votes resulting in poor turnover,” said Patnaik.
Patnaik further alleged
that at some rural locations polling booths of some villages like in Barimunda,
where voters boycotted elections, was shifted to a location far from their
village at the behest of a certain political party.
Hence, we urged the Chief Electoral Officer to ensure re-polling at all the polling booths soon.

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