May 3, 2009

Repoll in Darjeeling, Jhargram

KOLKATA: Repolling has been ordered in six booths in West Bengal — two booths each in Darjeeling and Bishnupur and one each in Salboni and Jhargram. The repoll on Sunday is being conducted following complaints of irregularities lodged by various political parties, West Bengal Chief Electoral Officer Debashis Sen said.

Security during this round of polls process would be provided by the district administration. The first phase of polling in the State on April 30 was marred by a landmine explosion at Kushboni near Jhargram which killed two polling personnel and the driver of their jeep.

Chief Secretary A.M. Chakraborty said that efforts were on to extend assistance to the family of the jeep-driver also. The family of the slain poll personnel would get a compensation of Rs 10 lakh each.

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