Election Results: Counting of votes begin in 5 states
New-Delhi: The assembly election result for Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa, and Manipur will be out today. The counting of votes begins at 8 am.
The counting of electronic voting machines (EVM) will commence at 8.30 am. Amongst these five states, BJP holds power in four states including Uttar Pradesh, Manipur, Goa and Uttarkhand. There is a Congress government in Punjab.
Number of seats in the five states are as follows: Uttar Pradesh (403), Punjab (117 seats), Uttarakhand (70 seats), Manipur (60 seats) and Goa (40 seats).
The counting of votes is a transparent process. There is a standard operating procedure under which we conduct the counting. Authorised polling agents of the political parties are allowed to come inside the counting centre: Sushil Chandra, Chief Election Commissioner
There is no question of EVM tampering. EVMs are continuously used since 2004, in 2019 we have started using VVPAT at every polling booth. EVMs are sealed in the presence of political party agents: Sushil Chandra, Chief Election Commissioner