The City Headlines
Ludhiana, March 9
Deputy Commissioner-Cum-District Election Officer of Ludhiana Varinder Kumar Sharma today said that the ECI has banned all victory processions after the counting of the votes. Thereby, the candidates participating in the elections must strictly abide by the guidelines issued by the ECI, the Deputy Commissioner said.
ECI in its directions has prohibited any kind of victory procession on or after counting of votes. The Deputy Commissioner said that any kind of negligence in this regard would be dealt with strictly.
The ECI has also restricted the number of persons to accompany the winning candidates while receiving their certificates. Only two persons can accompany the candidate.
At 8 am on March 10, the counting of votes will start in all the 14 counting centres. The entire counting process would be closely monitored by the 14 counting observers.
Other than that, media centres have been set up outside all 14 counting centres. One common media centre has been set up at Bachat Bhawan, District Administrative Complex, Ludhiana.
He said that for media persons, entry to these 14 counting centres would be strictly through the Identity cards issued by the ECI.
Deputy Commissioner informed that media persons can carry their mobile phones only till the media centre. No mobile phones would be allowed inside counting halls (only photo camera and video camera allowed inside halls).
Counting centres for different constituencies
Dakha- Dr Sukhdev Singh Bhawan PAU
Ludhiana North- Govt Senior Secondary Smart School PAU
Ludhiana West- Gymnasium Hall, Punjab Agricultural University
Jagraon- Examination Hall, Punjab Agricultural University
Samrala- Satish Chander Dhawan Govt. College
Ludhiana East- Satish Chander Dhawan Govt. College
Sahnewal- Khalsa Girls Sen.Sec.School, College Road, Ludhiana
Raikot- Malwa Central College Of Education For Women
Ludhiana Central- Arya College, Auditorium Hall
Ludhiana South- KVM Senior Secondary School
Gill- S.R.S. Govt.Polytechnic College For Women, Rishi Nagar
Payal- Govt. College for Women, Ludhiana
Khanna- Guru Nanak Dev Polytechnic College, Ludhiana
Atam Nagar constituency- New Building of GNE Polytechnic College, Gill Road Ludhiana
Constituencies and counting rounds
Khanna constituency- 14 rounds
Samrala- 16 rounds
Sahnewal- 21 rounds
Ludhiana East- 17 rounds
Ludhiana South- 13 rounds
Atam Nagar- 13 rounds
Ludhiana Central- 13 rounds
Ludhiana West- 15 rounds
Ludhiana North- 15 rounds
Gill- 22 rounds
Payal- 15 rounds
Dakha- 16 rounds
Raikot- 14 rounds
Jagraon- 15 rounds
A holiday has been declared for teaching, non-teaching staff & students in all educational institutions where counting is to take place on March 10.
Dry day has also been declared in Ludhiana on March 10. Other than that, the 100 m radius around the counting centre has been declared a no-vehicle zone.