MHA asks States/UTs to take security measures in connection with counting of votes tomorrow

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Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has alerted the State Chief Secretaries and Directors General of Police regarding the possibility of eruption of violence in different parts of the country in connection with the counting of votes on Thursday.  

MHA has asked the States and UTs to maintain law & order, peace and public tranquillity.

States/ UTs have been further asked to take adequate measures for the security of strong rooms and venues of counting of votes.

This is in the wake of calls given and statements made in various quarters for inciting violence and causing disruption on the day of counting of votes.