The counting of votes polled in the 2020 local body elections in Kerala has kicked off in 244 centres throughout the State. The results are anticipated to be declared by afternoon, in line with the State Election Commission.
The local body elections had been carried out in three phases on December 8, 10 and 14. The public can maintain observe of the election tendencies on trend.kerala.gov.in.
Here are the newest updates:
Early tendencies emerge as postal ballots counted
Early tendencies rising from numerous centres following the counting of particular and postal ballots indicated a lead for CPI(M)-led LDF in Kozhikode Corporation, Angamaly, Thrikkakara, and Thiruvanathapuram Corporation.
Meanwhile, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) took early lead in two seats in Palakkad Municipality when the counting of votes began at Eight a.m. Palakkad was the solely municipality underneath the BJP rule in Kerala in the final 5 years.
8.15 am | Kozhikode
Prohibitory orders in components of Kozhikode
Counting in Kozhikode district will happen at 20 designated centres. To ward off any chance of violence, the District Collector has issued prohibitory orders in politically and communally delicate areas, all coming underneath the police station limits of Vadakara, Nadapuram, Valayam, Kuttiyadi and Perambra. This shall be in drive until 6 p.m. on Thursday.
Kozhikode district had recorded a voter turnout of 79.23%. – Biju Govind
Postal ballots being counted first
Postal ballots, together with particular postal poll papers issued to COVID-19 sufferers and quarantined electors, are being counted first. The counting of votes recorded in the digital voting machines (EVM) shall be taken up by 8.30 a.m.
The results of the grama panchayat elections are anticipated to be out first. The counting course of is carried out by observing COVID-19 protocols in view of the worrying COVID-19 state of affairs in Kerala.
The State Election Commission has urged political events to keep away from crowds throughout the victory celebrations. -Tiki Rajwi