Security Tightens as Arunachal Pradesh Votes Get Counted Amid Heavy Rains

Vote counting for 50 assembly seats in Arunachal Pradesh started under heavy security and rain. The process began at 6 AM in 24 districts. The BJP has already secured 10 seats unopposed. Final results are expected by noon. The state saw a voter turnout of 82.71% in assembly polls.


PTI | Itanagar | Updated: 02-06-2024 06:09 IST | Created: 02-06-2024 06:09 IST
Security Tightens as Arunachal Pradesh Votes Get Counted Amid Heavy Rains
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Counting of votes for 50 assembly seats in Arunachal Pradesh began on Sunday, with significant security measures in place, an election official announced.

The counting commenced at 6 AM in 24 district headquarters amid heavy rain, and final results are expected by noon, stated Chief Electoral Officer Pawan Kumar Sain.

Simultaneous Assembly and Lok Sabha elections were held in Arunachal Pradesh on April 19.

The state has 60 assembly seats and two Lok Sabha seats, with the BJP already winning 10 assembly seats unopposed.

"Counting of postal ballots will be conducted first, followed by counting of votes in EVMs," Sain explained.

The counting process is being overseen by more than 2,000 officials.

''A three-tier security arrangement has been made at all counting centers,'' Sain informed.

An impressive 82.71% of voters participated in the assembly polls, while the turnout for the two Lok Sabha seats was recorded at 77.51%.

Votes for the two Lok Sabha seats will be counted on June 4 along with the rest of the country.

In the 2019 polls, the BJP secured both Lok Sabha seats and 41 assembly constituencies. The JD (U) won seven assembly seats, the NPP five, Congress four, and PPA one, while two Independent candidates also emerged victorious.

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