Counting for presidential poll to be held today
The counting for the presidential election held on Monday would be done on Thursday and the name of the next occupant of the Rashtrapati Bhawan would be known by 5pm.
According to Lok Sabha secretary general Anoop Mishra, who is also the returning officer of the election, the counting would begin at 11am. First, the ballot box of Parliament House would be opened, and then, the ballot boxes received from states would be counted on alphabetical basis.
The votes would be counted on four separate tables and there would be eight rounds of counting.
An Election Commission official who has witnessed previous two presidential polls said, usually results are declared by around 5pm.
Close to 99 per cent voting was recorded for electing India's next president.PTI