No counting of votes in Mizoram's Suangpuilawn: EC
The EC has instructed the Mizoram Chief Electoral Officer not to count votes polled in the Suangpuilawn constituency on December 2 when counting of votes for the 40-member state assembly polls held on November 20 would be taken up.india Updated: Nov 28, 2003 17:07 IST
The Election Commission has instructed the Mizoram Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) not to count votes polled in the Suangpuilawn constituency on December 2 when counting of votes for the 40-member state assembly polls held on November 20 would be taken up.
CEO Lalmalsawma told media persons in Aizawl on Friday that the Election Commission did not convey any decision regarding the date of counting for Suangpuilawn constituency.
"We do not know if the Commission would set another date for counting or order repoll in the constituency," Lalmalsawma said.
All the major political parties in the state demanded a repoll in the constituency where intimidation of voters, abduction of three candidates and destruction of poll materials were reported on the eve of the polling day.
The CEO said the poll turnout in the state was 78.58 per cent which excluded votes of defence services and those polled in Suangpuilawn constituency.
He said that counting of votes would be taken up on December two in all the headquarters of the eight districts and results were expected by early afternoon.