Maval Lok Sabha seat result is likely to be delayed till midnight

Camil Parkhe
Thursday, 23 May 2019

The postal ballots will be counted first, followed by the votes registered in the electronic voting machines (EVMs). Each round of counting is expected to last 40 to 45 minutes.

PIMPRI: The result of the Maval Lok Sabha seat is likely to be delayed till Thursday midnight after completion of total 27 rounds of counting.

The counting of the votes of the Maval and Shirur constituencies will start at the Shri Chhatrapati Shivaji Sports Complex at Balewadi on Thursday at 8 am.

The postal ballots will be counted first, followed by the votes registered in the electronic voting machines (EVMs). Each round of counting is expected to last 40 to 45 minutes.

Five Voter-Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) slips from each assembly segment of the two constituencies will also be counted.

Maval constituency has registered 58.21 per cent voting. The constituency has 22,97,405 voters. The highest number of voters in Maval constituency is in Panvel and Chinchwad assembly segments.

There will be video shooting of the total process of the counting of votes.

The main contestants in Maval seat are Shiv Sena’s sitting MP Shrirang Barne and NCP’s Parth Pawar. In Shirur seat, the contest is between Shiv Sena’s 

three-term MP Shivajirao Adhalrao Patil and NCP’s Dr Amol Kolhe.

The police authorities have made tight security arrangement at the venue of the Balewadi Sports Complex. Additional Police Commissioner Makarand Ranade will supervise the security at the venue.

The traffic police authorities have imposed restrictions on traffic movement near the venue of the counting of votes.

A vigil will also be kept at the offices of the political parties and residences of the main contestants.

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