Ranchi: Recounting of votes polled in
2009 Jharkhand Assembly elections for Hatia seat would be
taken up this Monday with a new set of officials assigned for
"We will submit the recounting result in the form of a
report to the (apex) court as announcement of result
(immediately at local level) may be contempt of court," the
observer of the Election Commission of India, J Rao, told
Election Commission had scheduled the date for the
recounting on court orders.
Ranchi district Deputy Commissioner K K Soan, however,
said after conclusion of each round of the recounting, the
number of votes of candidates would be displayed on LCD
screens at the recounting centre.
The recounting would be taken up for a total of
sixteen rounds. A total of 23 candidates were in the fray
All the EVMs, which were stored in the old jail
premises, would be shifted to the recounting centre at Pandra
Bazaar here tomorrow, Soan said adding a new team of officials
would replace the old electoral staff.
Recounting was necessitated after BJP`s Ram Ji Lal
Sharda won his petition filed before the Jharkhand High Court
challenging Congress` Gopal Sharan Nath Shahdeo`s win by a
narrow margin of only 25 votes.