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Ludhiana: DEO-cum-DC inspects EVM & VVPAT preparation work
Visits one such center at Punjab Agricultural University today
Ludhiana, February 10, 2022: District Election Officer-cum-Deputy Commissioner Ludhiana Varinder Kumar Sharma today visited Dr. Sukhdev Singh Bhawan in Punjab Agricultural University here and inspected the work related to EVM-VVPAT preparation.
Jagdeep Sehgal, SDM Ludhiana (West)-cum-Returning Officer for Dakha constituency was also present on the occasion.
Varinder Kumar Sharma stated that a total of 175 candidates are left in the fray in district Ludhiana which includes 19 candidates in Sahnewal, followed by 18 in Payal, 17 in Ludhiana (South) 15 in Atam Nagar, 14 each in Ludhiana (East), and Samrala, 11 in Gill, 10 each in Khanna, Ludhiana (North), Dakha, Raikot and Jagraon, 9 in Ludhiana (Central) and 8 candidates would be contesting from Ludhiana (West) constituency.
He informed that 2979 polling booths have been set up for the poll day (February 20, 2022) in district Ludhiana and 20% additional EVMs and 30% additional VVPATs have been kept for a poll day.
He said that one control unit, one ballot unit, and one VVPAT of each EVM would be installed in all polling booths in 11 constituencies, while as the number of candidates in three constituencies namely Sahnewal, Ludhiana (South), and Payal is more than 15, two ballot units, one control unit and one VVPAT would be used at each polling booth here.
On this occasion, Varinder Kumar Sharma assured that the elections would be held in a free and fair manner, without any fear.