The draft notification was issued by the Panchayati Raj and Consuming Water Division on Friday, looking for public opinion on the proposal of conducting counting of votes in at some point.
As per the notification, the counting of ballots is not going to happen on the cubicles, as carried out earlier.
All poll containers will probably be transported to the workplace of the election officer and the counting of votes will happen on a later scheduled date after the completion of all phases of the agricultural polls, it mentioned.
“The Presiding Officer shall, after shut of the ballot, seal the poll field and voting machine in presence of candidates or their polling brokers, put together separate bundles of all papers and studies and ahead the identical to the Election Officer on the identical day…,” it added.
The draft will probably be considered on or after the expiry of a interval of 15 days, the notification mentioned.
The opposition BJP and Congress raised objections over the proposal, calling it “arbitrary”.
The BJP”s state common secretary Prithviraj Harichandan mentioned, “We would like the election must be performed as per the earlier guidelines. The ruling social gathering might change the ballot outcomes because the votes will probably be counted on a later date.”
Congress lawmaker Tara Prasad Bahinipati additionally alleged that the principles will probably be amended to control the ballot outcomes.
“We demand the counting must be carried out on the polling cubicles instantly after completion of the polling,” he mentioned.
Senior BJD chief SR Sprint, who can be the Faculty and Mass Schooling Minister, mentioned the state ballot panel is a statutory physique and all should obey its choices.
The three-tier panchayat polls within the state is prone to be held early subsequent yr. PTI AAM
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