Counting for the Registered Graduates constituency of the Senate continued today,the fourth day since it started. About 27 candidates with the lowest votes were eliminated by late Saturday night after 27 rounds of counting. The final results are expected today.
Amongst those eliminated were Amit Kumar,Ashok Goyal,Balwinder Singh,Ghansham Singh,Gurdev Singh,Gurpreet Singh,Harbhajan Singh,Jagmeet Singh,Jagmeet Singh,Jang Baj Singh,Jaswant Singh,Manjit Singh,Pardeep Kumar,Raghbir Singh,Rajbans Gill,Rajinder Pal,Rajbans singh Gill,Rupinder Gill,Sanjeev Kumar Arora,Suman Rani Bhateja,Surjit Singh,Harinder Singh,Harinder Singh,Jaswinder Singh,Rajbir Singh Gill and Varinder Singh.
Three members of the senate,Sandeep Kumar,Sanjeev Kumar Arora,and Dayal Partap Singh Randhawa were elected early on Friday morning as the first round of results of the Registered Graduates constituency was declared.
The ballot boxes for the Registered Graduates constituency were opened early on Wednesday morning. There are over four lakh registered voters in this constituency but just about 74,520 votes were polled. The total number of valid votes were found to be 63,996 and invalid votes were found to be around 10,600,before the process was stopped. About 65 candidates were contesting for 15 seats. The first round of results for the registered graduates constituency of the Panjab University senate was expected to be declared by Wednesday night and the final results were expected by Saturday,but counting had been suspended after a discord between the candidates and the polling staff. The elections had been held on September 23.