The State Election Commissioner (SEC), K K Sharma has lauded the efforts of all the employees engaged in the counting of votes for all the DDC Constituencies that began at 9.00 am today in all the 20 Districts of Jammu & Kashmir. The SEC said that despite the cold conditions prevalent in the Valley and other parts of Jammu province, officials associated with the counting and allied arrangements have put in extraordinarily efforts by reporting at the designated places for counting halls at 06.00 am. While the actual counting began at 09.00 am, and was complete in many places and is likely to continue till midnight in few of the Constituencies.The State Election Commission shared the trends and the results of Constituencies as these were pouring in through its website https://ceojk.nic.in/ by updating the information on it on a continuous basis. The information made available on the Commission's website was displayed in all the media centers set up by every district at the venue of counting. The State Election Commission appreciated the efforts of NIC, State Informatics Officer, Abhay Kumar, his team and also the team led by Baiju Ubbot.The State Election Commission also informed that counting was deferred in Drugmulla, Kupwara and Hajin-A, Bandipora constituencies in view of a question that has arisen on eligibility of one each contesting candidates from the seats and added that a final decision in this regard shall be taken after taking all aspects into consideration.While the counting of votes is still going-on, the results have been declared for 247 constituencies in which BJP has won 70 seats, NC with 57, independents 44, PDP 26, INC 22, JKAP 10, JKPC 6, CPI-M 5, JKPM 3, JKNPP 2, PDF and BSP one each.SEC also complimented all the district administration for the arrangements that were put in place for the counting process besides ensuring smooth conduct of the election process.