Chandigarh: Re-polling is underway in five polling booths in Haryana.

Re-polls are necessitated due to some shortcomings that were noticed at five booths during polling on Monday, said Anurag Agarwal, Chief Electoral Officer, Haryana.

Re-polling began at 7 am and will end at 6 pm on Wednesday. Polling to 90 Assembly seats was held in Haryana on Monday. Results are expected to be declared on Thursday (October 24).

Agarwal said that complete arrangements have been made for conducting the re-poll at booth number-71 of Uchana Kalan Assembly constituency in Jind district, booth number 161 of Berry Assembly constituency in Jhajjar, booth number 28 of Narnaul Assembly constituency in Narnaul district, booth number-18 of Kosli Assembly constituency in Rewari and booth number-113 of Prithla Assembly constituency in Faridabad district.

Barring a few minor incidents the polling for the state Assembly on Monday was largely peaceful.

Assembly elections were held in Haryana on October 23. The polling percentage dropped in Haryana when compared to the last Assembly polls. The data from the Election Commission released on Tuesday had revealed that Haryana recorded a voting percentage of 68.47.

Haryana had a high voter turnout of 76. 54% during the 2014 assembly polls and it recorded a voting percentage of 71.84 in the 2014 Lok Sabha election. In the recently held Lok Sabha elections, Haryana had recorded a voter turnout of and 70.35%. 

(With ANI inputs)