In a major set back to the Tarun Gogoi government, the Guwahati High Court has ordered repoll in two booths of the Assembly constituency from where Social Welfare Minister Akon Bora had won as a Congress candidate in the 2006 polls.
The historic judgment came up when Justice I. A. Ansari was hearing a writ petition filed by former Asom Gana Parishad minister Atul Bora, directed election officials to hold repoll at the earliest for the two polling stations - No 196 and 164 of the 52 Dispur Assembly constituency.
The AGP candidate, who had contested against the minister, had lost the polls by a mere 813 votes.
Bora had filed a petition with the High Court alleging election malpractices by the concerned authorities in the two polling stations.
The social welfare minister had polled 52,461 votes while the AGP candidate polled 51,648 votes.