Phase I of Gujarat elections was marred by allegations of faulty EVMs and EVM tampering via Bluetooth.

Gujarat Elections 2017: Repolling Begins in 6 Polling Stations

Repolling in 6 stations began on Sunday, 17 December, a day ahead of the Gujarat election results. The Election Commission said on Saturday, 16 December, that repolling would be conducted at six booths in four Assembly constituencies in Gujarat.

Fresh voting will take place at two booths each in Viramgam and Savli constituencies and one each in Vadgam and Daskroi constituencies.

The poll body, however, did not specify the reason for fresh polling.

The EC also ordered that Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) slips be counted at 10 booths in seven constituencies, as the presiding officers of these booths had failed to wipe out the votes cast during the mock poll from control units.

Chhaniyana-1 and 2 polling booths in Vadgam, Viramgam-27 booth in Viramgam, Nava Naroda in Daskroi, and Nhara and Sankrada booths in Savli will have repolling, the EC said.

Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani contested from the Vadgam constituency.

Also, there would be random counting of VVPATs at a booth each in every constituency when votes would be tallied across the state on 18 December.

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