Dakha by-election: Counting of votes to be held at GHG Khalsa College in Gurusar Sudhar on Oct 24
Author(s): City Air NewsLudhiana, October 23, 2019: The counting of votes of the Dakha By-election would be held from 8 am onwards at the auditorium of GHG Khalsa College, Gurusar Sudhar (district Ludhiana) on October 24, 2019 (Thursday)....
Ludhiana, October 23, 2019: The counting of votes of the Dakha By-election would be held from 8 am onwards at the auditorium of GHG Khalsa College, Gurusar Sudhar (district Ludhiana) on October 24, 2019 (Thursday). All arrangements for the counting have been completed by the District Administration.
District Election Officer-cum-Deputy Commissioner Ludhiana Mr Pradeep Kumar Agrawal today visited the venue and showed satisfaction over the arrangements. He was also accompanied by General Observer Mr Mahavir Prasad, DIG Ludhiana Range Mr Ranbir Singh Khattra, Returning Officer Mr Amrinder Singh Malhi, SP Mr Jaswinder Singh and District Public Relations Officer Mr Prabhdeep Singh Nathowal.
While providing information, Mr Pradeep Kumar Agrawal informed that 20 teams of 4 members each have been deputed for counting of votes, whereas 4 teams have been kept as reserve. In the counting centre, only the election staff, general observer, returning officer, candidate or their election agent, would be allowed, besides one counting agent of each candidate would be allowed on each counting table. Either the candidate or his election agent can sit behind the counting table. For the coverage of the counting process, media persons would be allowed along with their cameras, but they would not be allowed to sit there.
He further informed that in the counting centre, 14 tables have been set up for counting of votes through the EVMs, while four tables have been set up for counting of ballot papers. Barring the general observer and returning officer, no officer or staff would be allowed to carry his/her mobile phone in the counting centre. Even the media persons would not be allowed to carry their mobile phones in the counting centre, but they can carry their cameras. For the benefit of media persons, a media centre has been set up in the Central Library of GHG Khalsa College, Gurusar Sudhar.
The entire counting process would be monitored with the help of CCTV cameras and the real time trends/results can be checked by visiting the website, www.results.eci.in, of the Election Commission of India.
DIG Mr Ranbir Singh Khattra informed that adequate parking arrangements have been made. He informed that a three-tier security ring has been set up around the counting centre, and an SP, 6 DSPs, along with around 250 security personnel of Punjab Police as well as paramilitary forces would be deputed.
He informed that the parking of vehicles of candidates and their election/counting agents would be done at the Dusshera Ground near Petrol Pump on Ghuman Road, Gurusar Sudhar. The parking of vehicles of media persons and counting staff would be done inside the college premises. From 7 am till the completion of counting process, the main road outside the GHG Khalsa College premises would be blocked for traffic from one side.