Jamshedpur: Administration gears up for counting exercise, strict vigil at strong room

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Jamshedpur: East Singhbhum district administration is all charged up for the election counting exercise scheduled on May 23. While the Deputy Commissioner-cum-district returning officer for the election Amit Kumar has ensured smooth conduct of the counting exercise, the political parties are also planning to hold a ‘show of strength’ near the strong room on the day of counting.

According to information, the administration is short listing counting personnel who would be engaged in the exercise. The counting for six constituencies in the district, Bahragora, Ghatshila, Potka, Jamshedpur East, Jamshedpur West and Jugsalai would take place at Jamshedpur Co-operative College. Separate counting tables would be arranged for each seat.

The DC, during a meeting with the district officials issued some instructions and asked them to follow them strictly. Besides, he has asked the strong room personnel to maintain the time schedule so that complete process gets off at the earliest.

Meanwhile, sources in the district administration has said that results of all the six Assembly seats—Jamshedpur East, Jamshedpur West, Jugsalai, Potka, Baharagora and Ghatshila will be announced.


Counting will be done simultaneously in 14 tables in each of the six Assembly seats and each counting table will have a counting supervisor and counting micro-observer. Each assembly segment will have an assistant returning officer (ARO) and three micro-observers.

Like in past this time too, the political parties in fray for elections have up make shift tents outside Jamshedpur Co-operative College, venue of the counting exercise.

“We are planning to take out a victory procession in the city after winners are declared,” said Anil Modi, district spokesperson, BJP.

In addition to this the representatives of the political parties too, have been well informed in advance about the conduct warranted of them on the D-day.

Parties like Jharkhand Mukti Morcha are also planning a big show on the day of counting.

 “We have decided to be present in large numbers near the strong room as a part of support to our candidate. Our idea is to showcase unity and faith in the party,” said a leader of JMM.

Meanwhile, the police administration has asked the policemen to get strict with the people or, for that matter, political party members who throng the strong room area in drunken state of mind.

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