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Arrangements in place for counting of votes in Gujarat, Himachal tomorrow

18 December 2017, 01:14 | Ruben Stone

Congress President Rahul Gandhi arrives at Parliament House in New Delhi on Monday

Congress President Rahul Gandhi arrives at Parliament House in New Delhi on Monday

Not only for both the parties, or the state or the nation, the outcome of the Assembly elections, especially of Gujarat, has attracted worldwide interest. So the elections are also being seen as a test of popularity for PM Narendra Modi who extensively campaigned during the polls.

A day after exit polls predicted landslide victory for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in both Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh Assembly Elections 2017, former Bihar Deputy CM took a dig at yesterday's results and said that similar exit polls had predicted majority for BJP in 2015, during Bihar Assembly elections but were turned completely wrong. It predicted 55 seats for the BJP and 13 for the Congress in Himachal Pradesh.

The veteran Congress leader has rubbished the predictions of almost half a dozen pollsters that gave BJP a big thumbs up on Thursday in the state elections.

In the first phase of elections, the polling was conducted on 89 seats in the areas falling under Saurashtra and South Gujarat.

Counting of votes in the recently concluded Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections will begin on Monday.

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In the repolling in Gujarat on Sunday, nearly all the six polling booths recorded more than 70 per cent turnout.

In Gujarat, counting of votes will be held at 37 centres across 37 districts of the state. Booth number 27 in Viramgam recorded an 83 per cent turnout, said officials.

The battle is nearly done with as the second phase of voting ended on Thursday, all eyes will be on the results now.

In Surat, the wi-fi service at a college was suspended after the Congress candidate from Kamrej Assembly seat complained of possible hacking and tampering with the EVMs, used in the recently held Assembly polls, kept on its campus.



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