Polling for the third and ultimate section of the native physique polls concluded on 14 December with an general turnout of 78.62 p.c
The Kerala State Election Commission will start counting of votes right this moment at Eight am for 21,893 wards in 1,200 native our bodies which went to polls in three phases.
Seen as a pointer to the upcoming Assembly elections, the native physique polls have generated loads of curiosity each in Kerala in addition to exterior the state.
While the ruling LDF is hoping for an “iconic victory” banking on the welfare measures taken through the COVID-19 pandemic, the Congress-headed United Democratic Front (UDF) is hoping to nook the LDF over corruption circumstances most notably involving the Chief Minister’s Office in a gold smuggling case.
However, the current vigilance circumstances and arrest of UDF leaders in corruption circumstances may have dented the party’s campaign.
As for the NDA, the election would present whether or not or not the varied improvement programmes initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led authorities on the Centre have helped the get together discover a place within the bipolar polity of led by LDF and UDF for many years.
Polling for the third and ultimate section of the native physique polls concluded on 14 December with an general turnout of 78.62 p.c.
As per particulars issued by the SEC, Kozhikode district recorded the very best turnout with 78.98 p.c within the ultimate section, adopted by Malappuram (78.86 p.c) and Kannur (77.54 p.c). Kasaragod recorded the bottom voter turnout with 77.14 p.c.
Polls have been held within the 4 districts to elect representatives in 6,867 wards in 354 native our bodies, together with two Corporations and 31 municipalities. However, election was postponed in two wards — Thillankeryward in Kannur district panchayat and Thathoor division in Mavoor Panchayat of Kozhikode — as a result of dying of candidates.
The second section of the election held on 10 December for 2 companies, 36 municipalities, 350 village panchayats, 58 block panchayats and 5 district panchayats in Kottayam, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad and Wayanad districts.
The second section included a complete of 8,116 wards in 451 native our bodies within the second section.
The general polling within the second section was 76.78 p.c with the very best voter turnout being recorded in Wayanad district (79.39 p.c) and the bottom in Kottayam with 73.89 p.c.
Ernakulam reported 77.02 p.c voter turnout, Thrissur 74.92 p.c, Palakkad 77.83 p.c. The two companies — Kochi and Thrissur — recorded 61.90 p.c and 63.62 p.c, respectively.
The first section of polling concluded on 8 December throughout which voters solid ballots to elect representatives for six,910 wards in 395 native our bodies in Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha and Idukki districts.
The first section for the southernmost districts recorded a turnout of 73.12 p.c.
Two individuals had died after casting their votes within the first section of the polls on Tuesday.
With inputs from PTI
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