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Counting for Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh assembly elections begins amid tight security

New Delhi: Counting for Gujarat,  Himachal Pradesh assembly elections began on Thursday at 8 AM.

For the Gujarat Assembly polls, votes will be counted at 37 counting centres in 33 districts amidst tight security and in the presence of Election Commission of India (ECI)-appointed observers across the State.


The poll body has made elaborate security arrangements and completed all preparations for the counting process, and the entire counting process at 37 centres will be videotaped.

Gujarat Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), P Bharathi said that 182 counting observers, 182 election officers and 494 assistant election officers will be on duty for the counting process.

In Himachal Pradesh votes will be counted at 68 counting halls in 59 locations.

More than 10,000 security personnel, returning officers, and other support staff will oversee the counting of votes for the Himachal Pradesh Assembly polls on Thursday.

The counting will start at 8 a.m. in 68 counting halls spread across 59 locations throughout the State, Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Maneesh Garg said on Wednesday.(Agencies)


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