EC orders re-polling in 5 booths in Andhra Pradesh

Voters in AP are waiting with bated breath for the election results. The Assembly election results, to be announced on May 23, will decide if the Chandrababu Naidu government in Andhra Pradesh survives.

Meanwhile, the Election Commission on Thursday has directed officials to conduct re-elections in five booths located in Guntur, Prakasam and Nellore districts,in Andhra Pradesh on May 6.

“I am directed to state that having considered the reports submitted by the Returning Officers read with the reports of the Observers and after taking al facts and materials into account, the Commission hereby declares under sub-section (2) (a) of Section 58 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 that the poll taken on April 11 at polling stations mentioned and appoints the May 6 as the date and fixes the hour as earlier fixed for poll on April 11 for taking a fresh poll at the said polling stations,” the EC said in a letter.