Re-polling in Ward 8 of Safidon: Voting begins; The result was not declared on June 22 due to machine failure.

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The results for the post of councilor of ward number 8 could not be revealed on the day of counting of votes in the elections for the post of municipal head and councilor held in Safidon, Jind, Haryana. On behalf of Returning Officer and SDM Satyavan Mann, the main reason for this was said to be a defect in the display of the EVM machine. Due to which the voting is being held again on Friday. Pinky Rani and Madhu Rani are contesting from this ward.

The Election Commission had earlier made 3 booths here and now their number has been reduced to 2. On Friday, 1393 voters of this ward are exercising their franchise again. In which 758 male and 635 female voters are included. These 1393 voters will again choose the councilor for their ward. The result will be announced only after voting.

It is noteworthy that on Wednesday, the counting of votes was going on smoothly in the Government Senior Secondary School of the city that there was a disturbance in the counting during round number 4. In this round, when I tried to know the results in the machines for the post of councilor of ward number 8, a machine did not display. The officers, employees and engineers involved in the counting of votes tried hard but the result was not displayed in the machine. After which the Returning Officer and SDM Satyavan Mann announced that the display was not coming in the machine.

Engineers from Bangalore will take the print out of the votes recorded in this machine and after that the result will be declared. After which the returning officer withheld the result of ward number 8 till further process. After that, after many attempts, neither the print nor the display came. On which the administration informed the Election Commission about the whole matter. Meanwhile, the candidate of this ward Pinky Rani and her husband Mahavir Saini along with their supporters sat on a dharna on the road near the counting center and raised slogans against the administration. After this, instructions came again from the Election Commission on June 24 for the post of councilor of the ward. At present, the voting process is going on peacefully.

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