After reports of deficiencies in polling process during the first phase the Election Commission today ordered repoll at 33 polling centres spread across five Lok Sabha constituencies in Bihar.
"A majority of the centres on which repoll will be conducted are those where polling party could not reach due to security reasons. Complaints from voters, faulty EVMs and clash at two or three booths are the other reasons for repoll," Lakshmanan said.
Lakshmanan said the EC has marked deficiencies in the first phase of polls and has issued instructions to remove them in the rest of the five phases of elections in the state. This includes monitoring of polling through SMS.