Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh (File Pic)
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh (File Pic)

MHA alerts states, UTs ahead of counting of votes

ANI | Updated: May 22, 2019 17:39 IST

New Delhi (India), May 22 (ANI): Ahead of the counting of votes for the Lok Sabha elections on Thursday, Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has alerted states regarding the possibility of violence in different parts of the country.
State Chief Secretaries and DGPs have been tipped-off in this regard by the ministry.
MHA has asked all states and Union Territories to maintain law and order, peace and public tranquillity.
The ministry further directed for adequate measures for the security of strong rooms and venues of counting of votes.
The move comes in the wake of calls given and statements made in various quarters for inciting violence and causing disruption on the day of the counting of votes, MHA said.
Election to 542 Lok Sabha seats was held from April 11 to May 19 with the counting of votes scheduled for May 23. (ANI)