Ludhiana: The fate of 136 candidates contesting elections in 14 constituencies of Ludhiana district will be open today. The counting of elections will start at 8 am at 11 counting centers in14 different places. The rehearsal was done on Friday and the heavy police force was deployed outside the strong rooms and counting centers.
More than one thousand staff has been deputed for counting of votes. The staff will be deputed on counting tables at 7 am and the counting process will start at 8 am. First, the votes posted through ballot papers will be counted and the electronic voting machine will be opened.
The buildings where counting centers were established are declared as no vehicle zones and only designated persons are allowed in the counting centers. No person will be allowed to use mobile phones in counting centers.
Talking to Daily Post, Commissioner of Police Jatinder Singh Aulakh said that the rehearsal was doneon Friday and on Saturday the cops will be present on duty by 6 am. The directions issued by Election commission will be followed and only authorised persons will be allowed at the counting centers.
Apart from counting centers, Police checkpoints would be established at various places and the person of group found violating the rules and guidelines of election commission would be dealt strictly.
Cops in position outside strong rooms and counting centers.
Sweet shop owners ready with ladoos
Though, the election results will be out on Saturday, the sweet shop owners were already ready with their stock. The Sweet shop owners have made Ladoos in large quantity and are getting the orders from all the political parties
Candidates pay obeisance at gurdwaras, temples
Few hours before the election results, the candidates of different political parties visited Gurudwaras and Temples to seek the blessings. With fingers crossed the candidates are expecting results in their favors. As the silent voters worried the candidates and political parties the thumping and palpitations in hearts have increased of candidates as the date of election results have finally arrived on Saturday.
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