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HELP AT HAND: A senior citizen being escorted to cast her vote at the Fatehpur polling station during repolling in the Chhattarpur segment of the South Delhi Lok Sabha seat on Sunday.
HELP AT HAND: A senior citizen being escorted to cast her vote at the Fatehpur polling station during repolling in the Chhattarpur segment of the South Delhi Lok Sabha seat on Sunday.

Staff Reporter

NEW DELHI: Over 65 per cent polling was recorded during re-poll at two booths for the Lok Sabha in the Chhattarpur segment of the South Delhi constituency on Sunday. Re-polling at booths 64 and 64A was ordered by the Election Commission as it was not satisfied with the manner in which polling was held there on Thursday. Over 90 per cent polling had been registered in the booths and 38 people had cast their votes at both the booths.

During the re-poll that began at 7 a.m. and concluded at 5 p.m., 1,063 of the 1,626 registered voters turned up to exercise their franchise. While 513 votes were polled at booth 64, the second booth registered polling of 550 votes. Despite a hot morning, long queues were seen at the booths and women accompanied with their children also turned up in large numbers.

However, the polling process was hampered for a while due to the sudden change in weather that resulted in rainfall accompanied by hail.

According to the Election Commission, 475 women cast their votes in the two booths.

The poll panel has ordered an inquiry into the previous round of voting.

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