Lok Sabha / NCP leader Jaydutt Kshirsagar to join Shiv Sena today

India Today : May 22, 2019, 09:41 AM

A day before the results of the Lok Sabha elections, the Election Commission of India has given final touch to the counting process across India. There are around 1,600 counting observers to monitor counting of 22.3 lakh ballot units, 16.3 lakh control units and 17.3 lakh VVPATs. Due to the introduction of new rules to check VVPATs, there may be delay in the final outcome. Election Commission on Tuesday asserted that the EVMs used in the Lok Sabha polls are "absolutely safe" in strongrooms, dismissing allegations that the voting machines used in the elections were being switched with fresh ones ahead of counting of votes on May 23. Trends and counting of votes will be disseminated through a portal, starting from 08:00 am tomorrow. Tune in to Indiatoday.in for Live updates.

Punjab: Re-polling for Lok Sabha elections 2019 is underway at booth No. 123 in Amritsar. The voters are being given 'certificate of appreciation' by the Election Commission.

Jaydutt Kshirsagar, NCP leader and former Maharashtra Minister, to join Shiv Sena today.

Mumbai North Lok Sabha seat with 167 votes saw highest turnout of transgenders as the voters listed in "other" category continue to be low all across the country, according to the preliminary data in Election Commission's Voter turnout app.

In most of the constituencies, the number of votes polled by transgenders was nil or below 10 with exceptions in big cities.

Bangalore North had the second highest turnout in "other" segment with 105 votes followed by 72 in Kalyan, 71 in Puducherry, 64 in Tiruchirapalli and 55 in Chennai Central, according to the voters turn out figure till phase 6 of the Lok Sabha elections, according to the EC app.

Mumbai and Bengaluru constituencies otherwise saw low voter turnouts. The turnout in Bangalore North was only 54.66 per cent.A documentary encapsulating the story of the Indian elections will soon make way to the Indian small screen.

National Geographic announced the project on Tuesday.

The multi-crew production is shot at 37 locations across the length and breadth of the country. Several facets of the elections have been captured -- from several booth level officers, political leaders to ground level party workers, from first-time voters to 100-year-old voters, said a statement from the channel.

The documentary further spans high power corridors of the Election Commission's offices in Delhi, remote locations on the India-China border, densely populated by-lanes of Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu and areas of Chhattisgarh.

The documentary promises to take audience behind the scenes of political party's rooms, to the ringside view of political rallies, examine the role of social media and cover new technology in wooing the voters and unravel the trail that leads to Parliament.

Gayatri Yadav, President and Head-Consumer Strategy and Innovation, Star India, said: "We are excited to tell a story of democracy that is relevant to the world. For the first time, viewers will get to understand the complexities and vastness of the largest democratic exercise in the world and every Indian will feel proud of being a part of this incredible journey."

The documentary will premiere soon on National Geographic.