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ECI orders repoll in two polling stations in Pungro-Kiphire A/C on Nov 7

Kohima, Nov 5: The Election Commission of India (ECI) has fixed November 7 as the date for conduct of fresh polls in two polling stations in 60-Pungro-Kiphire Assembly Constituency.
Bye-poll to two Assembly seats in Nagaland – 14-Southern Angami-I under Kohima district and 60-Pungro-Kiphire under Kiphire district was conducted on November 3.
Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Nagaland, Abhijit Sinha said that the ECI on the basis of reports submitted and after taking all material circumstances into account had declared the poll taken on Tuesday at 8-Kipongya Ward ‘A’ Kiphire Town and 11-Singrep village to be void.
The ECI has also appointed November 7 as the date and fixed the hours from 6AM to 4PM for taking a fresh poll at the two polling stations, said Sinha.
Kipongya Ward ‘A’ has 779 electorates while 11-Singrep has 947 voters.
Sinha during a media briefing on the conduct of the polls Tuesday evening had informed that polling to 11-Singrep polling station had been adjourned due to violence between political supporters, because of which fresh polls had been ordered.
However, the reason for re-poll in Kipongya polling station has not been cited. (page News Service)