Vellore elections : Counting tomorrow

Counting of votes polled during the August five elections to Vellore Parliamentary constituencywould be taken up tomorrow. Tight security arrangements were made at the counting centrein Vellore with the deployment of central forces to guardthe strong rooms where the EVMs were kept, official sourcessaid on Thursday.

An estimated 72 per cent of the total 18.85 lakh electorateexercised their franchise in the polls, which was earlierscheduled for April 18 but, rescinded due to seizure of largesums of money.
The fate of 28 candidates, including New Justice Party (NJP)Founder AC Shanmugham of the ruling AIADMK-led Front, andKathir Anand of the Opposition DMK-alliance. were sealed inEVMs during the polling held on Monday.