The Dean of Students’ Welfare (DSW) confirmed on September 10th that the counting process would resume on Friday morning, September 11th. Dr. Ananthakrishnan mentioned that the state has assured the required police forces on Friday and there is no need to wait any more. The process shall begin at 9 am and the results are expected to be out by 6 pm.
Coming to know of this announcement, the ABVP and the ASA-NSUI-DSU alliance came together against the decision. They stay put that the polling process was rigged and there is no meaning in carrying on with this election with the existing Election Commission (EC).
The presence of polling agents of all contestants is required for the counting process to happen. If these parties decide to boycott counting on Friday, the administration would not be able to do anything but to postpone it indefinitely. On the other hand, being the supreme authority on this matter, the EC also can boycott the process if it is postponed indefinitely against its wishes. But unless they resign, no re-election can happen. With all political parties except SFI in no mood to settle for anything other than a re-election, it looks like a perfect catch-22 situation!