Saturday, Jul 20 2019 | Time 04:28 Hrs(IST)
image
  • Hunt warns Iran of consequences if situation involving seized tanker not resolved quickly
  • Russia calls for resuming military dialogue with NATO
  • Namibia drawn into Group A of 2021 AFCON qualifiers
  • US ready to talk with Iran without preconditions - Pompeo
States » South » MSE


Local body election counting postponed in AP

Hyderabad, May 24 (UNI) The counting of votes for the recent elections to the Zilla Parishad Territorial Constituencies (ZPTC) and Mandal Prarishad Territorial Constituencies (MPTC) were postponed, Telangana State Election Commission said on Friday.
The decision has been taken on the request of political parties.

In a statement here on Friday, the state Election Commission said that the poll for 5,817 MPTCs and 538 ZPTCs were completed in three phases and the polling material, including the polled ballot boxes, are stored in the strong rooms located mostly in educational institutions such as schools, residential schools, Jr Colleges, degree colleges and engineering colleges.

In the references 1st, 2nd and 3rd cited above, various political parties represented for the postponement of counting scheduled on May 27 on the plea that a long gap of over 40 days between the date of counting and the date of indirect elections is likely to give a rise to opportunities for horse trading and other malpractices.

The essence of their representations is to leave as short a time period as possible between the direct and indirect elections. There is considerable truth in the representations, however, it's acceptance would be against public interest, since the academics of these institutions would suffer badly amongst others.

The Principal Secretary to Government, PR & RD Department in the reference 4th cited, proposed an alternative schedule for the counting on July 3.

The State Election Commission considers that there is a need to reduce the time gap between the counting of direct elections and the date of indirect elections. However, such an arrangement would require an amendment to the Telangana Panchayat Raj Act, 2018. A suitable proposal is sent to government in this regard.

In view of this, the State Election Commission decides to postpone the counting date from May 27 to another date to be notified shortly.

The Secretary, Education Department has to take necessary action so as not to affect the storage and security arrangements at the counting centers.

The DGP is advised to continue the security cover for the strong rooms till the counting is completed, the statement added.
UNI VV GK 2123
More News

As many as 63 Urban Local Bodies will go for elections on May 29

28 May 2019 | 6:28 PM

Bengaluru, May 28(UNI) Back on the heels of the conclusion of the Lok Sabha elections, as many as 63 Urban local bodies in Karnataka will go for polls tomorrow.

see more..

Vishakhapatnam (North): TDP’s Ganta Srinivas Rao declared winner by margin of 1944 votes after result kept on hold

24 May 2019 | 9:35 PM

Vishakhapatnam, May 24 (UNI) The Election commission on Friday evening declared TDP Candidate and HRD Minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao as the winner from Visakhapatnam North Assembly seat after the result was put on hold in view of the differences in VVPATs slips and EVMs.

see more..

Local body election counting postponed in AP

24 May 2019 | 9:25 PM

Hyderabad, May 24 (UNI) The counting of votes for the recent elections to the Zilla Parishad Territorial Constituencies (ZPTC) and Mandal Prarishad Territorial Constituencies (MPTC) were postponed, Telangana State Election Commission said on Friday.

see more..

Election defeat to LDF: Kerala BJP demands CM's resignation

24 May 2019 | 7:14 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, May 24 (UNI) Kerala BJP President PS Sreedharan Pillai on Friday demanded the resignation of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan for the humiliating defeat of CPI(M)-led Left Democratic Front (LDF) in the State.

see more..
YSRCP gets 49 95 per cent vote share in Assembly elections in AP

YSRCP gets 49 95 per cent vote share in Assembly elections in AP

24 May 2019 | 6:50 PM

Amaravati, May 24 (UNI) The YSRCP which registered a landslide victory in Andhra Pradesh garnered 49.

see more..
image