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Counting of votes on Friday, first trends by 9.30 AM

New Delhi: Counting of votes, the grand finale in the nine-phased Lok Sabha elections, will be taken up tomorrow across the country and final results will be available by 4 PM.Election Commission said the counting

PTI [ Updated: May 15, 2014 23:57 IST ]
counting of votes on friday first trends by 9.30 am
counting of votes on friday first trends by 9.30 am

New Delhi: Counting of votes, the grand finale in the nine-phased Lok Sabha elections, will be taken up tomorrow across the country and final results will be available by 4 PM.


Election Commission said the counting exercise to be held at 989 counting centres is likely to be completed by 4 PM and trends will start emerging by 9.30 AM.  By noon, a final picture could emerge on who would be the major players in the 16th Lok Sabha.

Ahead of the counting of votes, Chief Election Commissioner V S Sampath said today that the large voter turnout was a result of “good” electoral rolls prepared by the poll authorities across the country.

He said “a lots of steps were taken to ensure that those eligible to vote find their names in the electoral lists.” The exercise to add fresh voters was carried out even days before the first phase of polling was held on April 7.

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