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Counting of votes for Srinagar LS seat today
SRINAGAR, Apr 14: The counting of votes for Srinagar parliamentary constituency will be held here tomorrow and subsequently the election results declared.

An official said, “Counting of votes will start at 8.00 AM tomorrow and the results are likely to be announced by 5.00 PM same day.”

The polling in Srinagar parliamentary constituency on April 9 had witnessed large scale violence. Eight persons were killed in security forces firing on protestors. Repolling in 38 polling stations was held yesterday.

A little over seven percent polling was recorded in the Srinagar parliamentary constituency. National Conference president and former chief minister Farooq Abdullah is the joint candidate of the opposition NC-Congress alliance. He is in a direct contest with PDP's Nazir Ahmad Khan

Meanwhile, chief electoral officer (CEO), Shantmanu today visited SKICC Srinagar to review the arrangements made for the counting of votes.

The CEO inspected strong room and counting centers and received a detailed briefing of the arrangements. He was accompanied by returning officer and district electoral officer Srinagar, observers and other concerned officers.

He said that the counting of votes will start at 8.00 AM and all arrangements have been completed in this regard. CEO added that counting of migrant votes will simultaneously take place in Jammu, Udhampur and New Delhi. He said that besides the presence of observers, the entire counting will be video-graphed.

The CEO inspected strong room inside the SKICC that was locked as per the ECI guidelines and will be opened on the day of counting. He also inspected the counting halls established for each of the assembly segments where he was briefed about the security arrangements inside and outside the venue.

While visiting the media centre, the CEO directed the concerned to provide full assistance to media fraternity in disseminating the news.

News Updated at : Saturday, April 15, 2017
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