The EC has settled the dispute in the NCP in favour of the faction led by the petitioner Ajit Pawar by this decision.
Re-polling is being done in five polling booths in as many assembly constituencies of Haryana today. Some “shortcomings” had been noticed after which re-polling was ordered in these booths, state’s joint chief electoral officer Dr Inder Jeet had said on Tuesday.
The re-polling is being held in booth number 71 of Uchana Kalan Assembly constituency in Jind district, booth number 161 of Beri constituency in Jhajjar district, number 28 of Narnaul Assembly constituency in Narnaul district, and number 18 of Kosli in district Rewari and booth number 113 of Prithla in Faridabad district, officials told news agency Press Trust of India.
Re-polling began at 7 am and will end at 6 pm today. Polling for the 90-member Haryana Assembly was held on Monday. Results will be declared tomorrow.
The state went for voting on 21 October in all 90 Assembly seats for which a total of 19578 polling stations were set up. Nearly 1,83,90,525 voters exercised their voting rights in the state.
India Today-Axis My India has predicted a tight race between the BJP and the Congress in the Haryana assembly election. While almost all the other exit polls have predicted the BJP would retain the state with a near clean sweep, the India Today poll has forecast 32-44 seats for the BJP and the Congress very close behind with 30-42 seats to its kitty.