On Sunday, voters of the Graduate constituency of Panjab University voted to elect their representatives in the University Senate. As of this bulletin, counting is still in progress. The returning officer states that this time the number of invalid and fake votes is very high – the highest in the past ten years. Out of the four lakh registered voters of the graduate constituency, about 63,000 cast their votes at 278 polling booths across the northern region. Of these, fully 10,534 votes have been declared invalid. Even among the valid votes, many have been found with the counter foil still attached.
After objections were raised the election staff was directed to recheck the valid votes. An argument also interrupted work late on Thursday night. Poll staff walked out at about 11_15 p.m.
Out of the 15 seats, results for three were declared on Friday afternoon. High court lawyer Dayal Pratap Randhawa, Sandeep Kumar from Fazilka and Sanjit Kumar from Abohar have been elected. Remaining results will be declared by Monday. Many prominent Senate members are to be seen outside counting room.
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