"The counting will begin on Thursday morning at 8 a.m. at 14 counting centres of the state for the 14 Lok Sabha seats. Separate counting halls as per Assembly constituencies falling in the respective Lok Sabha seats have been set up at counting centres," L. Khiyante, Jharkhand Chief Election Officer (CEO), told reporters.
He said: "The strongrooms will be opened in presence of the observers and candidates' agents and videography will also be done. The results may be delayed by four to five hours as VVPAT counting will be done as per the commission's direction".
Voting took place in last four phases in Jharkhand. The election was peaceful and no untoward incident was reported.
The BJP had won 12 of the 14 Lok Sabha seats seats in 2014.
The BJP has claimed victory in all 14 seats. The party has fought on 13 seats and its ally, All Jharkhand Students Union (AJSU) has fought on one seat.
He claimed the JMM would win all seats on which it fought. The party contested four seats in alliance with the Congress and other parties.
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