Counting for Bihar assembly polls to continue till late tonight: Election
As the counting of votes underway for the Bihar Assembly elections 2020, the Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday said that it will go till late evening due to 63 per cent more EVMs than in 2015 as Covid-19 protocol needed additional polling booths.
"Close to 63 per cent increase in the number of polling booths and the electors have been reduced to 1,000 from 1,500 in each booth due to Covid-19. The counting round depends on the number of polling booths. When you start counting etc...all varies. So can’t put a number on rounds," the EC said during a press conference.The Election Commission further stated that around 3.1 crore votes are still reaming to be counted.