A day before the announcement of Assembly Election results, Madhya Pradesh election commission briefed the guidelines to be followed in order to maintain law and order situation and security on the day of accounting. Chief electoral officer VK Kantha Rao on Monday told state authorities to ensure that there will be no webcasting during the counting of votes.
Rao said that WiFi will not be used in the counting hall and instead, CCTV cameras will be installed in the counting halls.
The move came after the Congress party delegation, led by senior leaders Kamal Nath and Kapil Sibal, had visited the Election Commission and highlighted the issue of alleged faults in EVMs.
After the meeting, Nath said that in most districts of Madhya Pradesh, the party has received complaints about EVM faults and alleged that some of these machines were found in hotels. He had demanded that the officials concerned should be suspended and barred from the counting process.
Madhya Pradesh went for voting on November 28, and the results will be announced on December 11. As many as 2,899 candidates were in the fray including 250 women and five third gender candidates.