Gujarat poll counting on Sunday
After the suspence of a week, the result of who will rule Gujarat will be out on Sunday.india Updated: Dec 22, 2007 18:45 IST
After the suspence of a week, the result of who will rule Gujarat will be out on Sunday as counting of the votes cast in the two-phased assembly elections will be taken up by the Election Commission.
The EC has set up 37 counting stations throughout the state to count votes polled in electronic voting machines for one of the most bitterly fought elections by the the two main political parties -- the Congress and the BJP.
The EC officials said that all arrangements regarding the counting of votes have been completed. "About, 8,000 staff will be involved in the process but they will come to know on which counting table they are stationed on the morning of the counting day," state EC official AH Manek said.
"Every table will have a central government officer as an observer. After completion of each round of counting the observers will randomly select two EVMs and recheck the votes polled for party on those EVMs," Manek said.
The EC has developed a special softwear this time by which the data will be feeded from the counting centres to the official website of the EC for public viewing, Manek said.
The people of the state will be able to view the results on the website www.Eci.Gov.In. The EC had worked with this system in Uttar Pradesh elections also, Manek added.
Both the main political party though publicly have expressed confidence of their win, they are eagerly awaiting the results as the EC had kept a time of one week between the dates of voting of second phase and counting.