Belagavi Lok Sabha Election: Fate Sealed in EVMs at RPD College

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By uday

As the second phase of Lok Sabha elections in the state came to a close yesterday, the destiny of Belagavi Lok Sabha candidates now rests within the secure confines of EVM machines.

Under the supervision of Election Officer Nitesh Patil, the strong rooms at RPD College, Belagavi, were locked today (Wednesday). Two strong rooms have been allocated for each assembly constituency, totaling 17 rooms in RPD College. The sealing process was conducted in the presence of political party agents, ensuring transparency.

The counting will be held on June 4 at RPD College Belagavi.

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To fortify security, all windows and doors have been tightly sealed with plywood, and a three-tier security arrangement has been established at RPD College. A network of 80 CCTV cameras ensures constant surveillance, with security personnel from CISF, Industrial Security Force, and State Police safeguarding the premises. The Election Commission has facilitated CCTV access to candidates for additional security monitoring via their mobile devices.

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At Belagavi Tilakwadi RPD College, a dedicated strong room has been constructed with police surveillance in place. Election Officer Nitesh Patil stated to the media, “The sealing of the strong room is being conducted under the scrutiny of Election Commission observers and representatives from political parties. It will be unsealed on counting day, June 4th, at 7:30 am, in the presence of candidates and election observers.” He further added, “Stringent security measures have been implemented, with a total of 8 strong rooms – two for each assembly constituency, and an additional room designated for the counting of postal ballot votes.”

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