85% polling in Kerala re-poll

Re-polling in seven booths in two Lok Sabha constituencies in Kerala on Sunday saw a voter turnout of 85 per cent.

The seven booths in Kannur and Kasargod constituencies in north Kerala went for re-poll following allegations of bogus voting during the single phase elections to 20 Lok Sabha segments in the state on April 23.

"As per the initial assessment, 85 per cent votes have been polled," a poll official told.

Police said there were no reports of any major untoward incident in the areas where the re-poll was held.

The re-polling has been ordered by the Election Commission in two booths each in Dharmadaom and Kalliassery, one each in Trikaripur, Pilathara and Taliparamba in Kannur and Kasargod constituencies where bogus votes were allegedly cast during the elections to 20 Lok Sabha seats in the state.