DIPHU, Jan 8 � Counting of ballots of the 11th KAAC election being round the corner, the anxiety of the party workers and supporters is coming out in the form of irrational and exaggerated claims and counter-claims. Party leaders are a step ahead, if the Congress is confident of winning 20 seats out of 26, People�s Alliance for Peace Agreement (PAPA) claims that it would get two more than Congress.
Horensing Bey, erstwhile general secretary of UPDS and present chairman of PAPA, while talking with the mediapersons at Diphu expressed dissatisfaction over the action of Assam State Election Commission, which oversaw the KAAC election for the first time. Bey told the media that �lots of irregularities took place in almost all the polling stations of the district but the ASEC has failed to contain them�.
Counting will commence in three centres of the district, namely Diphu Government Higher Secondary School, SDO (Civil) office, Hamren, and Higher Secondary School, Bokajan, simultaneously around 8.00 am.
Counting of paper ballots for 26 constituencies will be completed and result will be declared tomorrow itself. Lumbajan, being the largest constituency with 73 polling centres, will consume highest time and energy, followed by Langpher, which consists of 71 polling stations. Phuloni, the tiniest with 25 centres, can expect quick results.
Counting of 4,52,798 paper ballots is expected to be over within 11 am.