Counting of votes for ZPTCs and MPTCs to be held tomorrow

All arrangements have been made for the counting of votes in the elections to six municipalities in Adilabad district on Monday, and for the 52 ZPTCs and MPTCs on the following day.

While counting of votes for municipalities will be held in the Government Degree College for Men in the district headquarters, counting for the ZPTC and MPTC elections in Adilabad division would be held at the Kolam Ashram School here.

Counting of votes for ZPTCs and MPTCs in other divisions would be held at the divisional headquarters – with the exception of Mancherial, for which counting would take place at Luxettipet. A total of 80.25 per cent of votes were polled in the rural local body elections.

Unlike elections to the ZPTCs and MPTCs, Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) were used for the municipal polls. Final results for the municipalities are therefore likely to be announced by noon. The counting will be done ward-wise for the municipalities and polling station-wise for the rural local bodies.

Medak Staff Reporter writes: All arrangements are in place for the counting of votes in 145 wards spread across four municipalities and two Nagara Panchayats on Monday, beginning 8 a.m. Counting will be taken up at the Mahila Samakhya and Mahila Pranganam offices. .

Sangareddy, Sadashivapet, Medak and Zaheerabad municipalities and Gajwel-Pragnapur and Andol-Jogipet Nagara Panchayats went to the polls on March 30. Both the Congress and the TRS fought the elections hard, with the latter deploying a large number of party workers at Gajwel-Pragnapur for campaign. Political parties expect that the results of these elections may be indicative of the outcome in the Assembly and Parliamentary elections.

Karimnagar Staff Reporter writes: The stage is set for the counting of votes for the Karimnagar and Ramagundam municipal corporations, and nine municipalities in Karimnagar district on Monday from 8 a.m. onwards.

Elections to nine municipalities and two corporations were conducted on March 30 to elect a total of 326 municipal corporators and ward members. Against a total of 7,11,143 voters, 4,86,037 voters had exercised their franchise in municipal elections in the district.

In Karimnagar town, the counting votes for the municipal corporation would be held at St. John’s High School in the town. The authorities have made arrangements for the counting of votes by keeping 50 tables for the counting of 50 municipal divisions. The authorities said the counting process would be completed within two-and-a-half hours.

Meanwhile, the authorities deployed adequate police security at all the counting centres to avoid any untoward incident. The counting staff was also trained over two rounds.