Counting for votes polled within the Balasore and Tirtol meeting by-elections in Odisha begun right now after protecting into consideration all preparations undertaken to make sure safe and easy counting amid strict adherence to COVID-19 tips.
Officers mentioned on Monday that the counting of votes for the Balasore bypolls will likely be held on the campus of the district collector’s workplace, whereas in Tirtol, it is going to be held on the SVM Faculty premises in Jagatsinghpur, .The counting at each the locations will begin at 8 am right now, Chief Electoral Officer SK Lohani mentioned.
Heavy Safety in Place:
Three-tier safety has been organized on the counting venues with personnel of the Central Armed Police Pressure (CAPF) guarding the interior circle, Lohani mentioned. Jawans of the Odisha State Armed Police (OSAP) will guard the center tier and the native police will likely be accountable for the outer cordon, he added. In view of the pandemic, particular preparations have been made for counting of votes at each the centres, the officer mentioned.
In every of the 2 venues, counting will likely be held concurrently at seven tables in two halls, he mentioned.
By-elections within the two constituencies have been held on November 3, following the demise of BJP MLA Madan Mohan Dutta in Balasore and BJD legislator Bishnu Charan Das in Tirtol.
Three counting halls have been arrange in every of the centres, he mentioned. The outcomes will likely be up to date on the official web site — outcomes.eci.gov.in, and introduced on completion of every spherical of counting on the respective centres.
Counting of votes is more likely to be accomplished by the night although the variety of cubicles has elevated this time, Lohani mentioned.
“There can be seven tables every in two halls, whereas the postal ballots will likely be counted within the third corridor,” he mentioned.
Postal Votes, Adopted by EVM
Counting will begin from 8 am and Initially postal votes will likely be counted between 8am and eight.30am, following which EVM votes counting will begin. The 2 seats These two seats have been vacant because of the demise of each standing MLA’s. In 2019 Meeting election, Tirtol seat was gained by ruling Biju Janata Dal-BJD, Whereas Balasore seat was within the hand of BJP.
First rate Turnout
The voter turnout in Balasore and Tirtol meeting segments was 70.69 and 69.66 per cent, respectively. The electoral fortunes of 15 candidates — six in Balasore and 9 in Tirtol will likely be introduced right now, with 4 candidates in Balasore and 4 in Tirthol on the bottom, BJD, BJP, Congress and three unbiased candidates in Balasore, BJD, BJP, Congress, CPI and 5 unbiased candidates in Tirthol.
Candidates in Fray
The BJP has fielded Manas Kumar Dutta, the son of late MLA Madan Mohan Dutta, within the Balasore seat, whereas Swarup Das is the BJD candidate and the Congress nominated Mamata Kundu. The BJD has fielded Bijay Shankar Das, the son of Bishnu Charan Das, within the Tirtol seat, whereas the Congress candidate in Himansu Bhushan Mallick, and Rajkishore Behera is the BJP nominee.
Aside from the BJP and BJD candidates in fray, an unbiased candidate within the bypoll for Balasore Sadar Meeting constituency is an 80-year-old barber “Benu Mausa” or Benudhar Barik.
Listed here are the LIVE updates of the Odisha By-elections:
—Counting begins: Counting has began within the two seats of Balasore and Tirtol meeting seats. Postal ballots are being counted first.
—Tirtol seat: There are 9 candidates contesting within the 2020 by-polls for the Tirtol seat. This can be a Scheduled Caste constituency. Full checklist of candidates contesting from Tirtol constituency: Bijaya Shankar Das (Biju Janata Dal), Rajkishore Behera (Bharatiya Janata Get together), Bijay Kumar Bhoi (Communist Get together of India), Himanshu Bhusan Mallick (Indian Nationwide Congress), Arjuna Charan Behera (Unbiased), Golap Manjari Bhoi (Unbiased), Rabindra Nath Sethy (Unbiased), Ramesh Chandra Mallick (Unbiased), Sachitra Mallick (Unbiased)
—Balasore Constituency: There are six candidates contesting within the 2020 by-polls for the Balasore seat. This can be a Basic constituency. Full checklist of candidates contesting from Balasore constituency: Swarup Kumar Das (Biju Janata Dal), Manas Kumar Dutta (Bharatiya Janata Get together), Mamata Kundu (Indian Nationwide Congress), Benudhar Barik (Unbiased), Bhagyauddit Daspattanayak (Unbiased), Md Numan Khan (Unbiased)
–Bijaya Shankar Das, who’s being fielded by BJD for Tirtol which was represented by his father late Bishnu Charan Das had earlier exuded confidence that his victory margin can be 50,000. He has mentioned their key issues- unemployment and problems with farmers have been appropriately addressed by the BJD authorities.
–For Balasore Sadar constituency, counting is happening on the Balasore Collectorate, whereas counting for the Tirtol meeting constituency is being held on the SVM Faculty premises, Jagatsinghpur.