Mail News Service
Jamshedpur, May 16 : The East Singhbhum district administration has
planned fool proof arrangement for the smooth conduct of the counting exercise
on May 23.
The administration will deploy 22 magistrates and 77 police officials to supervise the votes counting exercise that will get off sharply at 8 a.m. at the strong room, the Jamshedpur Co-operative College, amid the presence of Special Armed Police, (SAP) jawans.
The Deputy Commissioner-cum-returning officer for the Jamshedpur parliamentary constituency for elections to the 17th Lok Sabha, Amit Kumar has asked the personnel involved in counting exercise to report at the strong room before 6 a.m. however, the political parties representatives will be allowed inside the strong room sometime around the start of the counting exercise.
All though, district police personnel too, will be on duty outside the strong room but the responsibility of providing security to the four boundaries of the Co-operative College rests with SAP. All the magistrates have been asked to get tough with the potential trouble makers and in this connection strict orders have been imposed for closing down the liquor shops.
“All wines shops in the district will remain close on May 23, in the light of votes counting exercise and local police officers of the respective thana areas have been asked to see that orders are executed properly,” informed an official.
“No cell phones will be allowed inside the strong room however, water bottles, launch boxes are allowed for the representatives of the political parties and candidates,” informed the official.
The counting will get off sharply at 8 a.m. and by 4.30 in the evening the exercise will possibly culminate including, the formality of handing over the merit certificate to the winning candidate.
All the political parties and candidates has however, expressed confidence that May 16 will bring smiles on their faces and remarkably, the people along with the candidates are excited about the judgment day.