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Punjab election results 2017 live: Counting of votes on Amarinder Singh’s birthday

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New Delhi: The counting of votes for the 117 seats in Punjab assembly elections 2017 will start at 8am. The first election trends and results are expected within an hour.

The Election Commission (EC) has set up 54 counting centres in 27 locations in Punjab. The EC has issued strict guidelines on security arrangements for counting of votes and has prohibited mobile phones inside the counting halls. A three-tier security perimeter has been created at the counting centres.

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Exit poll results on Thursday forecast a close fight in Punjab between the Congress, which is seeking to return to power after a hiatus of 10 years, and Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). The Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP combine could be in for a drubbing in the state.

Here are the latest updates on election results and trends from counting of votes in the Punjab assembly elections 2017:

7.51 am: Congress leader and former chief minister Amarinder Singh turns 75 today. The party coming back to power in Punjab after 10 years should serve as the perfect gift for him.

7.49am: Counting in Punjab election results to begin at 8am. Votes will be counted at 54 centres in 27 locations set up for election to 117-member assembly.

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