Re-polling underway at polling station number 200 in North Kolkata parliamentary constituency. Election Commission of India had on Tuesday declared void the poll held on 19 May at the polling station.
#WestBengal: Polling underway at polling station number 200 in North Kolkata parliamentary constituency. ECI had declared void the poll held on 19 May at the polling station. pic.twitter.com/w3C85wZ1eY
— ANI (@ANI) May 22, 2019
As per rules, all the political parties and the contesting candidates have also been intimated about the repolling as per the directions of Election Commission of India.
It came after Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) high-Level Delegation comprising Union Ministers Piyush Goyal and Nirmala Sitharaman met the ECI Officials in New Delhi. They demanded re-polling in all polling booths that were hit by violence during the seventh and the last phase of elections on Sunday.
In 2014 polls Bandyopadhyay defeated Rahul Sinha of BJP with around 90,000 votes. Kolkata Uttar Lok Sabha Seat went to polls on May 19 during the seventh and the last phase of elections.
Elections for 543 Lok Sabha seats were held between April 11 and May 19 across 7 phases of elections. The counting of votes for the mega polls is scheduled for May 23.
Just like the last and the seventh phase of elections, the initial 6 phases in the state witness massive incidents of violence. Both TMC and BJP ever since the start of national polls is in loggerheads. BJP in a run-up to the polls is leaving no stone unturned to make a big dent in Mamata’s Bastion and eyeing a lion share from 42 Lok Sabha Seats.
Majority of the Exit polls have predicted that Bharatiya Janata Party is making inroads in Mamata Banerjee‘s bastion. BJP is predicted to bag big in West Bengal that sends 42 parliamentarians to the Lok Sabha.