Assam on Edge: Counting Begins for Lok Sabha Seats Amid Floods and Security Concerns

The counting of votes for Assam's 14 Lok Sabha seats is set to begin, determining the fate of 143 candidates. Adequate security and measures have been put in place to ensure smooth operations despite flood challenges in 13 districts. The counting process will involve 5,823 personnel across 152 halls.


PTI | Guwahati | Updated: 03-06-2024 17:51 IST | Created: 03-06-2024 17:51 IST
Assam on Edge: Counting Begins for Lok Sabha Seats Amid Floods and Security Concerns
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The stage is set for the crucial counting of votes for Assam's 14 Lok Sabha seats, a process anxiously awaited to decide the fate of 143 candidates, including Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Lok Sabha Deputy leader of opposition Gaurav Gogoi.

Starting at 8 am on Tuesday, the tallying will unfold across 152 halls in 52 centres statewide, safeguarded by robust security measures, according to an election official. Notably, 13 districts are grappling with severe floods, prompting district authorities to ensure unimpeded vote counting.

The Assam State Election Department, in coordination with the Assam Power Distribution Company Limited (APDCL) and Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), has taken steps for uninterrupted power and internet connectivity. With 1,941 counting tables set for postal ballots and EVMs, about 5,823 counting personnel and 64 general observers are on hand.

Polling occurred in three stages on April 19, April 26, and May 7 across multiple constituencies including Dibrugarh and Guwahati. The NDA and Congress alliances, along with other prominent parties and candidates, are contesting arduously in this high-stakes election.

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