Chennai: With the Election Commission all set to commence the process of counting the votes on Thursday morning, the AIADMK has called upon its ‘counting’ agents and those of its allies to remain vigilant over DMK’s “dishonest practices” during the counting of votes.
“Everyone knows that the DMK is good at resorting to dishonest practices and in staging violence. There are numerous instances to prove this. Hence, be vigilant and see if the DMK members commit any fraud and take such incidents to the notice of higher officials for redressal,” Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam who are joint coordinator and coordinator, of AIADMK said on Tuesday.
The party agents as well as those belonging to the allies should be present in the counting centres assigned to them at 6 am and should not leave the premises till the entire process of counting is completed and the results announced.
They should ensure all standard procedures were followed. "They should keep track of the total votes polled (in each constituency) and tally them with the numbers announced at the end of each round of counting," Panneerselvam and Palaniswami said in a statement here.They further said the counting agents should make sure that standard
procedures such as examining the seals on EVMs among the other things, were duly followed on the counting day.
The counting of votes for 38 Lok Sak Sabha seats and 22 Assembly constituencies where bypolls were held, would be taken up from various centres on Thursday.
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