The votes of 13 Lok Sabha seats in Punjab will be counted on May 23 at 21 locations in the state, Chief Electoral Officer S Karuna Raju said on Tuesday.Also Read - WATCH: Rahul Gandhi Addresses Public Rally Amid Rain In Mysuru, Sonia Gandhi To Join Bharat Jodo Yatra On Thursday
He said all necessary arrangements have been made for counting of votes. Also Read - Rajasthan Political Crisis: 'If Lakshmi Comes To You Sitting At Home, Don’t Reject Her’, BJP MLA To Sachin Pilot
“The counting of votes will be held at 21 different locations in Punjab for 13 parliamentary constituencies. The counting process will begin on May 23 at 8 am,” Raju said. Also Read - Sidhu Moosewala Murder Case: Accused Gangster Deepak Tinu Escapes From Punjab Police Custody In ‘Dramatic Way’; Questions Raised
Punjab had recorded a voter turnout of 65.96 per cent on Sunday for the 13 Lok Sabha seats, almost five per cent lower than the turnout in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.
Of the total 2.07 crore electors, 1.37 crore have sealed the fate of 278 candidates in Punjab.
Barring stray incidents of clashes on Sunday, polling in Punjab remained peaceful.
SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal, Bollywood actor Sunny Deol and two union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal and Hardeep Puri and Congress heavyweights Manish Tewari and Preneet Kaur were among the prominent faces in the fray.