Ten EVMs destroyed, re-polling in Arunachal

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re-polling in Arunachal

Itanagar, April 11: Miscreants destroyed ten Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs)-four in West Siang and six in East Kameng-during polling yesterday.

According to an official release, the EVMs of four polling stations under 30-Aalo West Assembly constituency set up at I-Tabasora Middle School, 2-Nikte Secondary School, 3- Dasi Primary School and 4-Yigi Kaum Dere under Kodum circle were destroyed to such an extent that the results of the poll at these polling stations cannot be ascertained, reports Aalo DIPRO.

Police arrested some of the culprits involved in the incidents and few are still absconding.
Polling was by and large peaceful in other places of the district.

Meanwhile, the Election Agent of the BJP candidate of Aalo West Constituency has demanded re-polling in those polling station within April 12.

In a complaint letter to ECI, the party agent claimed that the demand for re-polling in those polling stations have already been recommended by the West Siang DEO.

The election agent of the BJP candidate alleged that the EVMs were destroyed by INC workers in a pre-planned manner.

He expressed apprehension that any delay in conduction of re-poll will only benefit the ruling party.

"There should not be any problem for the authority to hold re-polling in those polling booths as these polling stations are just half-an-hour's drive away from the district headquarters, Aalo," he said. He also informed that re-polling was held In 2004 Assembly election at Lipu Bagra polling station under 30-Aalo West Assembly Constituency in the very next day.

According a latest official report from Seppa, the EVMs of 27-Dafri and 22-Sawa of 9-Chayangtajo assembly constituency, 28-Jawa Camp and 19- Lapung of 8-Bameng assembly constituency and 25- Lumdung of 11-Seppa West constituencies were destroyed by miscreants yesterday during polling. The EVMs of 3-Byale Sulung under 9-Chayangtajo assembly constituency was burnt on way at Marjingla point.

Polling was not polled at 2-Veo and 1-Yakli polling stations of 9-Chayangtajo assembly constituency.
So far, 149 polling teams out of 167 returned back to Seppa, the district headquarters.
Daporijo: Out of the 244 polling stations under Nacho, Taliha, Daporijo, Raga and Dumporijo constituencies in Upper Subansiri district, re-polling is recommended in 24/28 Jeke, 24/34 Rikung under Daporijo constituency, 25/6 Baja, 25/11 Don, 25/18 Sodrik under Raga constituency and 26/6 Bator, 26/23 Deranalo, 26/35 New Riba and 26/36 New Rilo under Dumporijo constituency due to reasons like damaged EVMs or defective EVMs. The DEO Tahang Taggu informed that these polling stations have been recommended for re-polling adding that law and order situation in the district is under control and returning to normal.

Meanwhile, it was estimated that around 66 per cent voters turned out to exercise their franchise in the five constituencies in the district.

The retrieval of equipment and personnel of Taliha, Daporijo and Dumporijo constituencies is complete while for Raga and Nacho is on. Retrieval of men and material of 5 polling stations of Taksing circle under Nacho constituency, which can be reached only through helicopter service or 3 days trekking, could not be done due to inclement weather. DIPRO

Anini : Polling in Dibang Valley district ended peacefully yesterday.
A total of 71.88 percent voter turn out was registered in 44 polling stations spreading in hilly and far flung areas.

Anini, the lone assembly constituency of the district, is considered as one of the most difficult constituencies in the state in terms of accessibility and road communication. Some of the remote locations where polling stations were set up were Chepe, Adane, Etalin, Aneilih, Kronli, and Malini among others.

So far, 34 polling teams out of the 44, have returned back to the district headquarters and rest is likely to arrive in Anini day after tomorrow.

Namsai: Despite inclement weather, voters came out in large number at polling stations to elect their representative. Polling was held at 30 polling stations for three assembly constituencies under the sub-division and one parliamentary seat. Constituency wise voter turnout was 46-Chongkham (71.1%), 47-Namsai (81.19%) and 48-Lekang (86.4%). The percentage of voter turnout may increase by few percent as reports from some interior polling stations are yet to be received.
Polling was webcast live from 10 polling stations from the three constituencies. The polling teams from the nearby polling stations have arrived along with their respective Sector magistrate and deposited the EVMS and other poll materials to the receiving centre.
The ARO cum ADC Namsai Ravi Jha left no stone unturned to maintain law and order situation. He appreciated the concerted effort by the election machinery and the polling personnel for smooth and error free polling.

Tezu: As per latest report, the total turn out of the voters in Tezu-Sunpura assembly constituency for general election to Lok Sabha and State Assembly was 81 percent of which 76 pc was male voters and 86 pc female voters. Bekhuliang Polling station registered highest (98 %) voter turn out while the lowest (67%) polling was recorded at 13th Government Middle School, Tezu Polling Station.
No poll related incident has been reported so far from all the tree constituencies.

Yingkiong: All the polling team from the 68 polling stations of Upper Siang district have arrived in district headquarters on successful completion of polling and deposited the polling materials, including sealed EVMs in strong room of multipurpose community hall in presence of RO and AROs today. Around 83.03 pc voters turn out recorded in the district.

Bomdila: All the 154 polling teams in West Kameng returned safe with the last polling team reporting back at 5 pm today without any incident. The polling for the Parliamentary and Assembly elections in the district passed-off peacefully without any hitch.

The district recorded a total of 75.74 pc voting with 78.40 female and 73.26 male voting per centage. Three polling stations recorded cent percent voting.
Roing: A total of 19,036 voters out of 23,390 have exercised their adult franchise in yesterday's polling in Lower Dibang Valley district registering 81.38 pc voter turn out (Female- 84.96 %, Male -77.91%).
At 42 Dambuk assembly constituency, 9763 voters out of 11,224 cast their votes registering 86.98 pc turn out. Of the total voters, who cast votes, 5098 were female (89.36%).

At 43-Roing Assembly constituency, 9273 electorates out of 12,166 exercised their adult franchise of which 4688 were female voters. The voter turn out in that assembly constituency was 76.22 percent (male-72.17% and female - 80.64%).

Meanwhile, all the polling teams from remote places, Dambuk, Paglam, Hunli and Desali circles have reported back in the district headquarter this evening.

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