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TN Congress president urge party counting agents to be present in centres till last vote is counted on Tuesday

- June 3, 2024

Chennai, June 3 (BPNS)

Tamil Nadu Congress Committee (TNCC) President K. Selvaperunthagai has called upon the party counting agents to be at the counting centres till the last vote is counted on June 4.

In a statement on Monday, the senior leader said that he had participated in a video call with Congress president, Mallikarjun Kharge and senior leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday along with other PCC chiefs on the measures to be taken during the June 4 counting of votes.

He said that both the national leaders of the Congress had told the PCC chief’s to disregard the exit poll results that have given a huge majority to the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) led by the BJP.

The Tamil Nadu Congress president said that both Kharge and Rahul had told the PCC presidents to be vigilant on the counting day and ensure that agents are present in the counting centres till the last votes are counted.

He said that he had communicated to both Kharge and Rahul Gandhi that the Tamil Nadu Congress party would win all the seats it had contested.

K. Selvaperunthagai urged the party election agents to bring the Election Commission manuals and relevant law books to the counting centres to make sure that they are fully informed of the procedures.

He called upon the party counting agents to reach the counting centres by 6 am and act with great caution till the last vote is counted.

The Congress leader said, “ The counting agents must ensure that the EVMs and VVPAT’s are intact before the counting of the votes begins. They must verify the entries on Form 17C to confirm that the votes recorded in the form match those in the EVMs. “

He further said, “ If any machine has damaged seals or mismatched numbers ,it should be set aside and not counted.”

The senior Congress leader said that each assembly segment will have separate tables for counting votes and the counting agents of the candidates have the right to sit with the assistant election officer at each of these tables.

He urged the agents to see to it that this right was not compromised under any circumstances.