Glitch free counting so far in Bihar, by-polls: EC

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Deputy Election Commissioner Ashish Kundra.
Deputy Election Commissioner Ashish Kundra.

New Delhi [India], November 10 (ANI): The Election Commission on Tuesday said that there has been glitch-free counting in the Bihar assembly elections as well as elections to by-polls in 54 assembly constituencies.

"Needless to say that there has been an absolutely glitch-free counting process so far. Slightly more than 1 crore votes have been counted in Bihar which means that there is significant ground to be covered yet," said Deputy Election Commissioner Ashish Kundra.

No issues have come to our notice so far from any quarters, he said.

Regarding postal ballots, Deputy Election Commissioner Chandrabhushan said, "As per law, all postal ballots received till 8 am today are to be taken up for counting. It means postal ballots received at counting centres till at 8 am today need to be taken up for counting. Data related to it will be available at the level of the concerned returning officer."

Counting of votes began from 8 am for 243 members Bihar assembly. Also for by-polls in 54 assembly constituencies in eleven states and for one by-poll in Parliamentary constituency in Valmiki Nagar in Bihar.

In Bihar elections, the fate of 3,755 candidates across 243 seats will be decided with the Election Commission setting up a total of 55 counting centres, housing 414 halls, spread across all the 38 districts of the state that voted in three phases on October 28, November 3 and November 7. (ANI)