Elaborate arrangements to be made for Prez poll
New Delhi: Elaborate arrangements will be put in place in Parliament and state assemblies for voting on Thursday for the Presidential election which will see a direct contest between UPA`s Pranab Mukherjee and opposition-backed PA Sangma.
In Delhi, polling booths will be set up in Parliament House where electors -- MPs and MLAs -- can cast their ballots between 10 am And 5 pm, officials said.
There will be six Polling Officers` Tables and members of the electoral college will be distributed in serial order among them.
Six voting compartments -- each covered to enable the electors maintain secrecy while marking their ballot papers -- will be set up.
Similar arrangements will be in place in assemblies.
As many as 78 MPs have written to the Election Commission seeking permission to vote in their home states, while seven MLAs from various states expressed their desire to cast their ballot in Delhi.
The Commission has acceded to their request and issued instructions to the Assistant Returning Officer concerned in the state to facilitate their exercise of franchise.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Indian Army conducts surgical strikes across LoC: Watch DGMO Lt Gen Ranbir Singh's PC
- Exclusive: This is what Kashmir's stone pelters have to say!
- Panel discussion on 'Most Favoured Nation' status India accorded to Pakistan in 1996
- Will India's SAARC summit boycott change Pak's attitude towards terrorism?
- Former bureaucrat BK Bansal commits suicide along with his son at Delhi residence
- SETBACK! Sedition case against 200 Congress workers for shouting 'Pakistan Zindabad' slogans during rally for Uri martyrs
- What is surgical strike and how it is conducted - MUST KNOW for every Indian
- US NSA Susan Rice calls Ajit Doval, says 'expect Pakistan to take action against terror’
- Did Arvind Kejriwal tweet in favour of Pakistan over Uri attacks? Here is what Twitter says
- WATCH: At 430/9, India needed 24 runs to avoid follow on. What Kapil Dev did next will blow your mind!