Kannur: Repolling is progressing in the 7 booths in Kasaragod and Kannur Lok Sabha constituencies and people have turned out in fairly good numbers to cast their ballots. At the 53rd booth of Kunnirika UP school, polling was temporarily stopped due to glitches in the voting machine. Polling resumed after some time with a new machine.
There was a verbal spat regarding companion votes at the 52nd booth at Kunnirikal. A mild tussle broke put even at Pilathara.
Polling percentage in different booths
· Pamburuthi Mapila AUP School, Booth number 166 – 40.11 %
Meanwhile, the election commission has directed that the web casting visuals need to be transmitted only to the district collector. Directions have also been issued not to transmit it to other sources. Earlier, it was through web casting visuals that bogus voting was identified in Kasaragod.
Kannur UDF candidate K Sudhakaran and CPM Kannur district secretary M V Jayarajan have come out against repolling in Kannur and Kasargod. Jayarajan said that punishing the voters just for one or two bogus voting is not right. This will set a precedence in future. K Sudhakaran said that he had not demanded repolling in Kannur.