New Delhi, July 21: The counting of votes to elect the 15th President of India will begin at 11 am on Thursday at the Parliament House here. The counting will take place in Room No 63 in Parliament House and the result will be declared immediately after the counting. The immediate precincts of Room Number 63 have been declared as sanitised and “silent zone”.
Only counting officers, officials deployed to assist the Rajya Sabha Secretary General, candidates and one authorised representative of each candidate, observers appointed by the Election Commission and media persons with valid passes will be allowed entry into the counting hall. Rajya Sabha Secretary General PC Mody is the returning officer for the Presidential election. The voting took place on July 18 and was completed in a peaceful manner.
The contest is between BJP-led NDA candidate Droupadi Murmu and joint Opposition candidate Yashwant Sinha. The NDA candidate is seen to have a clear edge in the contest. President Election 2022 Result Live Updates: Counting of Votes To Begin at 11 Am.
The voting ended at 5 pm at the Parliament House and at designated places in the capitals of all states besides the UTs of Puducherry and Delhi on Monday. Out of 736 electors comprising 727 MPs and nine MLAs permitted by the Election Commission to vote at the Parliament house, 728 (719 MPs and nine MLAs) cast their votes. The total turnout at Parliament House was 98.91 per cent.
Arrangements were made to bring back the polled ballot boxes from states to Parliament House by July 19. Meanwhile, people belonging to the native place of NDA candidate Murmu, Rairangpur in Odisha, have made sweets anticipating her victory in the contest against Yashwant Sinha, the Opposition candidate.
The people of her native place have also planned a victory procession and tribal dance on Thursday. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has also planned to begin celebrating in more than one lakh tribal villages as soon as the results are announced, sources said on July 14.
The BJP workers have been instructed to begin the celebration after the announcement of the victory of Murmu all over the country, especially among the tribal community in more than one lakh villages across the country. Presidential Election Result 2022 Live Streaming: Watch Counting of Votes For President Polls.
According to sources, the BJP high command has instructed the office bearers and workers that the BJP will celebrate the victory of Droupadi Murmu in every part of the country. BJP is preparing to celebrate in about 15,000 Mandals. As soon as Murmu’s victory is announced, instructions have been given to put up hoardings and posters of Droupadi Murmu in these tribal villages.
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