After a three-day break, counting of votes of the graduate constituency of Panjab University (PU) senate will resume on Monday.
So far, three candidates have been declared elected and 12 have been eliminated. More results are expected to be declared on Monday. Around 40 candidates were in fray from the graduate constituency that will elect 15 members into the PU senate.
The counting process began last Monday at the varsity’s gymnasium hall. The registered graduate constituency is the largest among the eight constituencies of the senate. Even though it had 3.61 lakh eligible voters, the voter turnout was only 14.57%. The polling for the constituency was held in two phases. A total of 35 of the 47 candidates have already been elected from the senate’s eight constituencies so far.
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