UP Panchayat Election: 73.5 percent polling in third phase, more than 2.72 lakh candidates’ fate closed in EVM

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    UP Panchayat Election: 73.5 percent polling in third phase, more than 2.72 lakh candidates' fate closed in EVM


    There are 2.14 lakh seats in the posts of Zilla Panchayat Member, Kshetra Panchayat Member, Gram Pradhan and Gram Sabha Member in the third section of Uttar Pradesh Panchayat elections.

    In the third section of Uttar Pradesh’s panchayat elections, round 73.5 percent polling was held on Monday. Polling began at seven in the morning and lasted until six in the night. According to the State Election Commission, in this section, the fate of more than 2.72 lakh candidates can be determined in 20 districts. In the third section of panchayat elections, 73,663 candidates have been elected unopposed.

    In the third section, there are 2.14 lakh seats in the posts of Zilla Panchayat member, Kshetra Panchayat member, Gram Pradhan and Gram Sabha member. Commission official mentioned that 73.5 percent voters forged their vote on Monday. According to the knowledge acquired from the Commission, in the third section, 10,416 candidates for 746 seats of Zilla Panchayat member, 88584 candidates for 18,530 seats of Kshetra Panchayat member, 1,16,162 candidates for 14,379 seats of Gram Pradhan and 57,649 in 1,80,473 seats of Gram Panchayat ward. The candidates had been in the fray.

    Earlier, in the primary section elections held on April 15, there was 71 percent turnout whereas in the second section elections held on April 19, more than 71 percent turnout was recorded. The Allahabad High Court has directed the state authorities to finish the method of panchayat elections by 25 May. In view of the corona virus epidemic, the State Election Commission in March gave directions that in the course of the Panchayat elections solely a most of 5 individuals can go door-to-door campaigning.

    The fourth and final section of panchayat elections can be held on April 29. According to the election notification, the results of the panchayat elections can be introduced on May 2. Earlier, Samajwadi Party President and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has accused the BJP authorities that it’s affecting the Panchayat elections by resorting to the worldwide corona epidemic.

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