The counting of votes will begin at 8 am tomorrow amid strict Covid-19 protocols
The Superintendent Of Police (SP), Puri, KB Singh said that a three-tier security cover has been arranged at the strong room.
Many people were seen standing in queues outside polling centres, where markings have been drawn on the ground to enable voters to maintain social distancing. Polling will continue till 6 PM.
As many as 25 platoons of police forces along with three companies of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) have been deployed in Pipili to maintain law and order situation during the polling.
As per the EC guidelines, all the election agents, counting agents etc. deployed by the candidates have to be fully vaccinated. Thermal scanning of the voters will be done at the entrance of booths and masks and sanitizer will be provided to them, the officials said.
Three major parties including the BJD, BJP and Congress kicked off their campaigns in the Pipili Assembly Constituency ahead of the scheduled bypolls for the seat in September 30 this year.
Senior citizens above the age of 80 years, persons with disabilities (PwD) and Covid suspected/positive patients across the constituency, can cast their votes through postal ballots in the next five days of the poll process starting today
Villagers of the area claim that in the absence of a long-demanded bridge to their area across the river, boat has become the only source of connection for them with the outside world
As the dates for the much-awaited Pipili bypolls come nearer, the political parties begin meetings with their members on the ground ahead of jumping into the campaign trail on Monday.
The woeful tale of this voter from Siriapur village under Jasuapur panchayat clearly relates how easily political leaders forget their promises to voters after the elections.
On September 1, the ECI had convened a meeting with the Chief Secretaries, senior officers from the department of Health, Home Affairs and DGPs of Odisha and West Bengal to assess the feasibility of holding bye-elections in both the States.
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