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Haryana panchayat polls: BJP-backed Sunita wins seat in Bhiwani

The counting of votes for the polls held to elect members of 143 panchayat samitis and 22 zilla parishads in Haryana is underway.

If any fault is found in electronic voting machines, engineers of the Bharat Electronics Limited and the Electronic Corporation of India Limited will deal with the situation, he said. (Representational image/File)

BJP-backed Sunita won the seat in Bhiwani. She won over the Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) candidate.

Meanwhile, in Rohtak, gangster and history-sheeter Rajesh alias Sarkari’s wife Manju won the seat from ward number 5. She defeated JJP women district president Meena Makdauli and BJP leader Dharampal Makdauli’s wife Aruna Chaudhary.

Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) leader Abhay Chautala’s son Karan Chautala won the zila parishad elections in Haryana’s Sirsa, defeating Haryana Power Minister Ranjit Singh Chautala by a margin of 699 votes. The counting of votes for the polls held to elect members of 143 panchayat samitis and 22 zilla parishads is underway.

AAP candidate Manjit Kaur also won the zila parishad member election in Sirsa, results showed on Sunday.

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On November 22, the elections to 143 panchayat samitis and 22 zilla parishads were held, while on November 25, the elections of panches and sarpanches of all gram panchayats were completed.

The Haryana State Election Commissioner Dhanpat Singh on Saturday said all arrangements are complete for the counting of votes. Necessary directions have been given to all officials involved in the counting of votes on Sunday, he said in an official statement.

If any fault is found in electronic voting machines, engineers of the Bharat Electronics Limited and the Electronic Corporation of India Limited will deal with the situation, he said.

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A maximum of 14 counting tables and a minimum of 10 counting tables have been arranged at each counting centre, Singh said.

Police and general observers will closely monitor the entire counting process, he said.

Singh said videography will also be done at all the counting centres.

(With inputs from PTI)

First published on: 27-11-2022 at 10:00 IST
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