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Bihar vote count likely to end late tonight, says Election Commission

EC officials said over 1 crore votes were counted till around 1.30 pm

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Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Bihar Assembly polls
FILE PIC: Polling official applies indelible ink to a voter during Bihar Assembly polls

Counting of votes for the will take longer than usual and continue till late in the night because of 63 per cent increase in the number of EVMs, the said on Monday.

Briefing reporters in the national capital as the counting progressed in Bihar, EC officials said over 1 crore votes were counted till around 1.30 pm out of nearly 4.16 crore votes polled in the three-phase

The official said the counting has been "glitch-free" so far.

To ensure social distancing norms put in place due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Commission had increased the number of polling stations from nearly 65,000 in the 2015 assembly polls to 1.06 lakh. This meant an increase in the number of electronic voting machines as well.

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First Published: Tue, November 10 2020. 14:49 IST