Counting of votes started on Sunday for lakhs of panchayat seats in Uttar Pradesh, a course of anticipated to take two days throughout 829 centres.
In a press release issued right here on Sunday, the State Election Commission (SEC) stated in accordance with details about ballot outcomes pouring in from completely different elements of the state, over 1.12 lakh have emerged victorious for the submit of members of village panchayat, 16,510 have received the submit of pradhan of village panchayat, whereas 35,812 candidates have claimed victory on the submit of members of kshetra panchayats.
“Counting is going on peacefully, and final results are likely to come by tomorrow (Monday) afternoon,” the SEC stated.
There had been fights involving the supporters of candidates in three districts and social distancing to struggle the unfold of coronavirus went for a toss at a number of locations, experiences stated.
Over three lakh candidates had been declared elected unopposed by the State Election Commission (SEC), shortly earlier than the counting started.
Eight polling brokers had been turned away from the counting centre in Kannauj’s Chhibramau tehsil after they examined optimistic for coronavirus in Rapid Antigen Tests.
Hearing considerations over the counting being held amid a coronavirus surge, the Supreme Court had on Saturday made it clear that candidates and their brokers will likely be allowed to enter the counting centres provided that they had been Covid-free.
The SEC stated they need to have examined unfavourable for COVID-19 not sooner than 48 hours earlier than the beginning of the method, or taken each doses of the vaccine.
Fight between the counting workers and candidates’ supporters occurred in Pilibhit and Firozabad districts, resulting in the usage of drive by police.
In Etah, police detained 5 individuals after supporters of rival candidates clashed. Reports of violation of social distancing norms poured in from centres in a number of districts, together with Basti, Kannauj, Muzaffarnagar, Jaunpur and Maharajganj.
In Ballia, Shailesh Singh, 45, a candidate for the submit of pradhan of Rampur village panchayat below Maniyar block, died on Sunday morning.
Family sources stated Mr Singh’s situation deteriorated instantly and he was taken to a health care provider who declared him useless.
The four-phase contest was for over 7.32 lakh seats in gram panchayat wards, 58,176 in gram panchayats, 75,852 in kshetra panchayats and three,050 in zila panchayats. Polling occurred on April 15, 19, 26 and 29. The turnout within the final section was 75 per cent.
Altogether, 3,19,317 candidates have been elected unopposed, the state ballot physique stated.
These embody 178 aspirants to the gram panchayat pradhan’s submit, seven candidates for zila panchayats, 2,005 for kshetra panchayats and over 3.17 lakh for gram panchayats.
The Supreme Court on Saturday had refused to remain the counting course of. Justices AM Khanwilkar and Hrishikesh Roy handed the order after paying attention to assurances that COVID-19 protocols will likely be adopted in any respect counting centres.
The courtroom directed that there will likely be a strict curfew in all the state until Tuesday morning and no victory rallies will likely be permitted.
The bench directed the ballot panel to protect the CCTV footage of the counting centres until the Allahabad High Court concludes its hearings on the associated petitions earlier than it.
Counting usually takes place in eight-hour shifts, SEC officers had stated earlier.
The SEC stated at each counting centre, a well being desk will likely be arrange with a health care provider on obligation.
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