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UP Polls result 2022: Counting will start tomorrow at 8 am amid tight security; 70K police personnel deployed including 400 companies

By Saima Siddiqui 
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Lucknow: The counting of votes for one of the most politically crucial states, Uttar Pradesh, for its 403 assembly seats will begin on March 10 at 8:00 in the morning. To complete the tedious process of counting highly sensitive data with ease and security, around 70,000 civil police personnel, 245 companies, paramilitary forces and 69 company of PACs have already been deployed for tomorrow’s counting. During this, strict action will be taken against those who spread disorder.

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Meanwhile, the counting of the postal ballot and service vote will start first, after half an hour the counting of votes recorded in the control unit of the electronic voting machines will also start. The initial trends will start coming in between. Since this time the postal ballots are lying in large numbers, hence there may be a delay in the declaration of the final result for each seat.

To ensure the process go smoothly, a large number of security forces have been deployed at the counting places. In UP, preparations have been made in every way to rein in the miscreants. Along with this, patrolling will also be done at night.

After the counting of postal ballots, the votes will be counted in the final round of EVMs

Additional Chief Election Commission Officer BD Ram Tiwari said that there are strong rooms in all the counting centers in connection with the counting of votes tomorrow i.e. on March 10. There is three layer CAPF security. Because tomorrow the counting of the first postal ballot will start at 8 am. At the same time, the counting of votes received from EVMs will start from 8:30 am. After the counting of postal ballots is over, the votes will be counted in the final round of EVM and the winning candidate will be announced.

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Heighten security arrangements made during counting of votes: ADG

ADG (Law and Order) in UP Prashant Kumar said that about 70,000 civil police personnel, 245 companies, paramilitary forces and 69 company PACs have been deployed for tomorrow’s counting. During this, if any person tries to create disorder or riot, then the harshest action will be taken against him/her. CISF has also been deployed for internal security. Furthermore, CCTV cameras have been installed to bring transparency. Apart from this, CRPF troops are being deployed in all the counting rooms for the counting of votes.

There will be a complete ban on any kind of road show during the counting of votes. Action will be taken against those who violate the rules. 

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