The Punjab State Election Commission on Tuesday ordered deputy commissioners to nominate micro observers for vote counting of delicate and hypersensitive wards
The Punjab State Election Commission (PSEC) will start counting of votes tomorrow (17 February, Wednesday) for two,302 wards in 117 civic our bodies, polling for which was held on 14 February (Sunday).
However, the results of the SAS Nagar municipal company might be introduced on 18 February because the Punjab election fee has introduced repolling at two cubicles of the municipal company.
The determination was introduced on a day repolling was carried out in three cubicles of the Patran and the Samana municipal councils in Patiala following stories of digital voting machines being broken by some miscreants.
A complete of 9,222 candidates are within the fray for the elections to 2,302 wards of eight municipal companies of Abohar, Bathinda Batala, Kapurthala, Mohali, Hoshiarpur, Pathankot and Moga, 109 municipal councils and nagar panchayats.
Of the whole candidates, 2,832 are independents, 2,037 from the ruling Congress whereas 1,569 are SAD nominees. The BJP, AAP and BSP fielded 1,003, 1,606 and 160 candidates, respectively.
The State Election Commission (SEC) had arrange 4,102 polling stations, of which 1,708 had been declared as delicate and 861 as hypersensitive. Around 7,000 digital voting machines (EVMs) had been used for voting.
The PSEC on Tuesday additionally ordered deputy commissioners to nominate micro observers for vote counting of delicate and hypersensitive wards.
On the counting of votes, the Commission ordered to depute IAS, PCS or different senior officers as micro observers in delicate and hypersensitive wards. Opposition events have accused the ruling Congress in Punjab of capturing cubicles and indulging in violence.
The civic physique polls are thought of essential as these had been the primary electoral battle after the farmers’ agitation started over the Central authorities’s farm legal guidelines.
The BJP and SAD are contesting the election alone after the latter exited the National Democratic Alliance over the contentious farm legal guidelines.
While the election outcomes would present whether or not or not SAD has been capable of convert its exit from the NDA, and by distancing itself from the farm legal guidelines and the BJP, into political capital, for the BJP it may be a referendum on the farm legal guidelines which have seen 1000’s of farmers from Punjab and neighbouring states protesting outdoors Delhi since late November 2020.
As for Congress, the native physique polls is one other take a look at for Chief Minister Amarinder Singh’s insurance policies as nicely its assist for the continuing farmers’ protest.
Repolling ordered at 2 polling cubicles in Punjab’s SAS Nagar
The Punjab election fee on Tuesday ordered repolling at two cubicles of the SAS Nagar municipal company on 17 February after receiving stories of irregularities throughout voting on 14 February.
The order comes on a day repolling was carried out in three cubicles of the Patran and the Samana municipal councils in Patiala following stories of digital voting machines being broken by some miscreants.
“The PSEC received reports of irregularities during polling from the sub-divisional magistrate-cum-returning officer through the deputy commissioner-cum-district election officer of SAS Nagar,” an official spokesperson mentioned.
They sought repolling at sales space quantity 32 and 33 of ward quantity 10 of Sahibzada Ajit Singh of the SAS Nagar Municipal Corporation, the PSEC spokesperson mentioned.
The fee introduced to nullify the sooner polling carried out in these cubicles and ordered repolling on 17 February from eight am to Four pm. The counting for your complete municipal company of SAS Nagar will happen on 18 February, the spokesperson mentioned.
Repolling was held at three cubicles of the municipal councils of Patran and Samana in Patiala on Tuesday. Patiala deputy commissioner-cum-district election officer Kumar Amit mentioned that 87.72 % voting was registered at polling sales space quantity 11 of ward quantity eight in Patran.
He mentioned that 57.72 % voter turnout was recorded at polling sales space quantity 22 and 23 of ward quantity 11 in Samana.
When and the place to observe Punjab civic physique ballot outcomes
Readers can monitor the newest updates and information on the Punjab Municipal Election Result 2021 by following the election outcome Live weblog on LiveNews360.com.
The Punjab Municipal Election Result 2021 LIVE weblog will present info relating to candidates, their standing within the elections and different information and evaluation.
Readers can even go to the Punjab Election Commission’s web site pbsec.gov.in for election outcomes.
Voting concluded on 14 Feb amid skimishes
Over 70 % voting was recorded within the elections to over 100 civic our bodies in Punjab on Sunday amid stray incidents of skirmishes at some locations.
The Opposition events had accused the Congress of indulging in violence and misusing authorities equipment, a cost denied by the ruling celebration.
According to a spokesperson of the Punjab State Election Commission, 71.39 % turnout was recorded within the elections, polling for which was held from eight am to Four pm. The highest turnout of 82.99 % was recorded in Mansa district whereas the bottom was in SAS Nagar at 60.08 %.
According to officers, seven folks had been injured in Rupnagar after staff of the ruling Congress and the Shiromani Akali Dal clashed following a heated argument in Ward No.1 there.
Skirmishes and scuffles between activists of the Congress and the Opposition events had been additionally reported from Batala, Rajpura, Tarn Taran, Bathinda, Gurdaspur, Samana, Rupnagar, Nabha, Nangal, Mohali and Ferozepur.
In Kapurthala’s Sultanpur Lodhi, an Akali employee was injured in a conflict with Congress supporters. The SAD staff alleged that Congress supporters tried to regulate the polling sales space. They alleged that ruling celebration activists fired within the air.
As many as 19,000 police personnel had been deployed to make sure free and honest elections, an official mentioned. Voters had been additionally screened with thermal scanners at polling cubicles within the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The officers mentioned the state has 39,15,280 voters, together with 20,49,777 males, 18,65,354 females and 149 transgenders.
With inputs from PTI
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