India all set to count 550 million votes


VOTEENew Delhi, May 15 The election commission is all set to count Friday some 550 million votes solid within the Lok Sabha polls that are wide expected to come back the BJP to power, a prime official aforesaid Thursday.

“We are totally ready and ready for the counting day tomorrow… there’s completely no drawback,” Election Commissioner H.S. Brahma told.

He aforesaid all information accruing from the nationwide investigating method would be updated on the poll panel’s computer once each 5 minutes.

Around 66 p.c of the 814 million voters voted between April 7 and will 12 across the country to select a new 543-member Lok Sabha.

Exit polls at the tip of the staggered election have foreseen a win for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its allies within the National Democratic Alliance (NDA).

Counting at 989 centres across the country can begin at 8 a.m. Friday, a political candidate statement aforesaid.

A total of 8,251 candidates, together with 668 ladies and 5 transgenders, oppose the Lok Sabha battle. The contestants enclosed 3,234 independents.

Friday’s results can verify the political fortunes of India’s virtual who is who, together with BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi (Vadodara, Varanasi), Congress leaders together with Sonia Gandhi (Rae Bareli), Rahul Gandhi (Amethi), SP leader Mulayam Singh (Mainpuri, Azamgarh), JD-U leader Sharad Yadav (Madhepura), BJP leaders Arun Jaitley (Amritsar), Rajnath Singh (Lucknow), and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal (Varanasi).

Although the vote count would begin at eight, regarding a million officers drawn from the central and state governments would assemble at the investigating centres a lot of before that.

“All those concerned within the counting are told to report by five within the morning tomorrow (Friday),” another commission official aforesaid.

“They can ought to return while not their mobile phones, and none of them are allowed to go away till the complete method gets over,” the official told.

Initial trends are obtainable quickly. the ultimate tally within the Lok Sabha are additional or less clear by noon.

But most results are known  solely by evening, one official aforesaid.

As polling resulted in numerous constituencies contact ten rounds, the 1.72 million electronic option machines (EVMs) were place in strongrooms across the country and placed beneath serious security.

Tens of thousands of police and paramilitary personnel are to administrate the counting method Friday.

Brahma expressed appreciation over the large vote in what’s the world’s largest electoral exercise.

“We are grateful and grateful¬† to the voters for turning up in such giant numbers,” Brahma told.

“We are extremely happy that such a high vote was registered now,” he said.