‘All arrangements complete for counting of votes’

It is likely that political parties will witness another round of rebellions and party-hopping once the results of the urban local body (ULB) elections are announced on Monday.

The political future of the fledgling Karnataka Janata Paksha (KJP) depends on the outcome of the urban local body elections; if it does not make an impact here, the party will face difficulties in the Assembly elections.

In Gulbarga district, the counting of the votes will begin at 8 a.m., and the results will be available by 11.30 a.m.

The district authorities have completed arrangements for the counting of the votes at designated centres in the district. Deputy Commissioner N.S. Prasanna Kumar, said that the counting of votes would be taken up in 11 halls in the polytechnic building. A total of 165 personnel have been drafted from different departments for this purpose. In addition, 11 Returning Officers and Assistant Returning Officers will supervise the counting. As for the other counting centres in the district, 66 members of staff have been assigned to counting, and will be supervised by 22 Returning Officers and Assistant Returning Officers. The police have made arrangements to prevent any untoward incidents.

‘Results online’

Bidar Special Correspondent writes:

Five counting centres have been established in the district. Prohibitory orders have been clamped around the centres, according to Deputy Commissioner P.C. Jaffer.

In Bidar, votes will be counted at the B.V. Bhoomreddy College.

The centres will have a total of 39 enumerators and equal number of supervisors, Dr. Jaffer said.

One data entry operator and one nodal officer will be responsible for recording and reporting the results from each centre.

The Deputy Commissioner said that the poll results would be displayed online (www.bidar.nic.in).

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