Counting day is here… all eyes on Uttar Pradesh

RSTV Bureau

The verdict day is here and results of the five state assembly elections will be out in few hours. The hard fought poll battle in five states reaches its climax today with the counting of votes for assembly polls which begins from at 8 am.

Counting will begin with opening postal ballots at 8 am in all counting centres

The Election Commission has made all necessary preparations for the counting of votes in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Manipur and Goa.

Three- tier security and other arrangements have been made in coordination with the state administrations.

Trends are expected to be available by 11 AM and by 12 noon, a final picture could emerge on who would be the major players in the five states.

Counting of votes locked in EVMs will begin from 8 AM on to determine what shape the Assemblies of five states- Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur, would take.