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Mangaluru/Udupi: EVMs secure at counting centers – countdown begins for results

Pics: Daya Kukkaje/Umesh Marpalli

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (ANK)

Heavy security arrangements in place

Mangaluru May 13: The assembly election is over with 77.63% polling in Dakshina Kannada district, with Mangaluru South 67.47%, Mangaluru North 74.55%, Belthangady 81.40%, Moodbidri 75.41%, Bantwal 81.89% and Sullia 83% turnouts.

The election battle between Congress and BJP in the district will come to conclusion as counting of votes will be held on May 15 from 7am, at Mahatma Gandhi Centenary Higher Primary School Bondel (for Belthangady, Moodbidri and Mangaluru North) and Mahatma Gandhi centenary PU College Bondel (for Mangaluru South, Mangaluru, Bantwal, Puttur and Sullia).

The security has been beefed up ahead of counting centres as well as in the Kavoor – Bondel – Padavinangadi stretch with SSB squad and police personnel in the sensitive areas.

District administration has restricted political parties from bursting crackers during the celebrations. Police have kept close watch on mischief mongers to maintain law and order in the district.

There will also parking restriction and regular vehicular movement is restricted beside the premises of counting centres on May 15. There would be restriction on parking of vehicles in the either side of the road from Bondel Junction to Gundu Rao Lane Cross. The vehicles coming from Bajpe will be diverted from Kavoor proceeding towards Kulur or Kuntikana.

The vehicles coming from KPT should take right turn after Daijiworld Residency Building towards Gundu Rao Lane Cross which connects to Kavoor. For the airport vehicles should take KPT – Kulur – Kavoor Bajpe route, instead of KPT – Bondel route.

The concerned people entering to counting centres should park their vehicle at KHB ground. During the exit they should proceed from Eshwar Katte road which connects to KPT.

There will be no restriction for Police, election officer vehicles having authorized passes from entering to counting centres.


All the electronic voting machines (EVM) from polling booths spread over five assembly segments in the districts have reached the counting centre at TA Pai English Medium School, Kunjibettu here. The building is now being guarded by police personnel round the clock.


On Saturday, all the EVMs from Udupi and Kaup constituencies were brought to the de-mustering centre, St Cecily's school here. The EVMs pertaining to Karkala constituency were brought to Manjunatha Pai Hall at Karkala. The machines from Kundapur and Byndoor constituencies were brought to Bhandarkar's college Kundapur. Shifting of machines to the city continued all through the night, with machines from Byndoor constituency reaching here at about 7.30 am on Sunday.

120 paramilitary personnel, a district armed police contingent, and a contingent of Karnataka State Reserve Police have been placed around the counting centre for safety and security. CCTV cameras have also been installed to make doubly sure that everything goes on well.

Under the guidance of deputy superintendent of police here, Jaishankar, and Karkala assistant superintendent of police, Hrishikesh Sonawane, two circle inspectors, four sub-inspectors and 70 head constables and constables have been working in two shifts to keep vigil. Fire brigade and anti disruptive activities squad have also been kept in readiness at the counting centre to handle any eventuality.

District deputy commissioner and electoral officer, Priyanka Mary Francis, has issued prohibitory orders under section144 of Indian Penal Code from 6 am on May 15 to 6 am on May 17.

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  • Kusuma Kumari G, Nellore

    Mon, May 14 2018

    It will be Raghupathy Bhat in Udupi. Margin expected is 15 000 votes and BJP will get mostly 130 seats in Karnataka The state will be ruled by Yediturappa

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  • SANJAY, Mangalore

    Mon, May 14 2018

    I hate Yeddy ,most corrupt of all. I don't mind any other CM of Karnataka.
    It was wrong calculation of Amit Shah and Modi for promoting Yeddy.
    Just because of Yeddy there is doubt for BJP, otherwise BJP would be in Majority.

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  • mangaluru mohammed, Mangaluru

    Mon, May 14 2018

    I suggest not to have something like waiting for 2 days for counting... In this period of time anything can happen... We need real time update and annouce the winner on the same day... And the vote wil update and show in public screen to all...

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  • Navin, Kundapur

    Mon, May 14 2018

    Security must be tight...

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  • sathish jm, Kumpala/Dubai

    Mon, May 14 2018

    Not on duty... let them have it at home.

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  • Samuel, Karkala

    Mon, May 14 2018

    I wish and pray for humiliative defeat for communal bjp and Don amit shah will never visit karnatka in his life time. We are ready to welcome our Hero Siddaramayya as our new CM. Jai Karnataka, Jai Hind.

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  • Divya, Bondel

    Mon, May 14 2018

    Samuel .. Please save screenshot !

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  • D.Shetty, Mangalore

    Mon, May 14 2018

    if your wish comes ready to rename in years to come ....samullulla....

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  • Ravi, Kapu

    Mon, May 14 2018

    I'm no congress supporter but I definitely don't want BJP to win. I support Modi but NEVER Yeddy

    DisAgree [9] Agree [59] Reply Report Abuse

  • santhu BIRUVE, Mumbai/Udupi

    Mon, May 14 2018

    One more day left to have huge celebration. MODI MODI MODI.

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  • Vijay, Uae

    Mon, May 14 2018

    Feku feku feku feku bakthas will go to cave nd hide.

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  • santhu BIRUVE, Mumbai/Udupi

    Mon, May 14 2018

    I am sure you will hide yourselffrom commenting on daiji tomorrow. Make advance arrangement for BURNOL. it will get out of stock tomorrow.

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  • BeingMangalorean, Mangalore

    Mon, May 14 2018

    Oh really! What a sensational news... Nirav & Lalit coming home??? And you fekus will celebrate tomorrow??

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  • Edmond, Mangalore

    Mon, May 14 2018

    BeingMangalorean, Mangalore : Could you please let me know during which tenure the loan approved to Mallya and Nirav? and if its not post 2014 then why the previous govt didn't took any action while sanctioning such a huge loan amount illegally?

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  • Af,,, Mangalore

    Mon, May 14 2018

    Amit shah has met some IT people ? is it hakkers?

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  • PRASHANTA Shivarama BANJAN, Dakshina Kannada

    Mon, May 14 2018

    It seems you already prepared for tomorrows defeat

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  • Elwyn Goveas, Valencia

    Mon, May 14 2018

    The countdown has already started as bjp is going to face humilating defeat.
    Please roll a RED CARPET welcome to Siddaramaiah once again
    The king is on his way to take oath with flowers sprinkling from all around
    Please make way

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  • Deva, Pilar

    Mon, May 14 2018

    Don't care who wins what.. just pray for Single Party rule we have seen earlier sajjige bajil which will not last longer...

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  • I wish I was there, Bahrain

    Mon, May 14 2018

    Tampering by BJP is already done. that is why Amith Shah and Yeddy are over confident.

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Bengaluru/Katapadi

    Mon, May 14 2018

    EVM to be protected and secured without giving any chance for tampering which is the concern of the voters.

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