Repolling at three booths in the riot-affected Muzaffarnagar district will now be held on May 13 as per Election Commission orders, official sources said on Monday. Additional District Magistrate Indermani Tripathi said that re-polling in three booths of Behlolpur, Rasoolpur Jattan and Noonakhera here will be held on May 13 instead of May 12. The new date has been announced by the Elections Commission, he said.
BSP candidate Kadir Rana and Congress’ Pankaj Aggarwal had complained to the EC about irregularities in the electoral process. They had alleged fake voting at several booths. More than 75 per cent voting was reported on April 10 at the said booths.
Security has been tightened ahead of the re-poll on all three booths and extra security force has been deployed, authorities said.