Punjab Municipal Elections 2021 LIVE Updates: The voting might be held for eight municipal firms and 109 municipal councils and nagar panchayats within the state from eight am until Four pm
Punjab Municipal Elections 2021 Latest Updates: The voting for elections to eight municipal firms of Abohar, Bathinda, Batala, Kapurthala, Mohali, Hoshiarpur, Pathankot and Moga and 109 municipal councils and nagar panchayats in Punjab might be held from eight am until Four pm.
A complete of 9,222 candidates are within the fray for two,302 wards. Out of the entire candidates, 2,832 are contesting as independents, 2,037 are of the ruling Congress and 1,569 of the Akali Dal. The variety of candidates of the Bharatiya Janata Party, the Aam Aadmi Party and the BSP are 1,003, 1,606 and 160 respectively.
All the preparations are in place for the civic physique elections, an official spokesperson of the State Election Commission mentioned on Saturday.
The official spokesperson of the State Election Commission mentioned it has arrange 4,102 polling stations and out of which, 1,708 have been declared as delicate and 861 as hypersensitive.
The spokesperson mentioned each voter who enters the polling station earlier than Four pm can have the fitting to vote. The counting of votes will happen on 17 February.
The State Election Commission has additionally introduced 14 and 17 February as dry days.
Around 7,000 Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) have been deployed for voting. A complete of 25,010 workers have additionally been deputed. Around 19,000 police personnel have been deputed to conduct free and truthful elections, mentioned the spokesperson.
There are 20,49,777 male, 18,65,354 feminine and 149 transgender voters, totalling 39,15,280 registered voters within the state of Punjab for the civic elections. A complete of 30 IAS or PCS officers have been deputed as observers to conduct free and truthful elections, mentioned the spokesperson.
In these elections, 50 p.c of seats have been reserved for ladies.
All the primary political events had canvassed vigorously through the campaigning for the civic physique elections within the state which can see Assembly polls subsequent yr.
Several Punjab ministers together with Manpreet Singh Badal and Balbir Singh Sidhu had canvassed for the Congress nominees. The SAD and the BJP are preventing these elections individually after the previous walked out of the National Democratic Alliance over the farm legal guidelines problem final yr.
SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal and different celebration leaders campaigned for his or her celebration candidates. The BJP leaders and candidates had confronted farmers” protest throughout campaigning with the saffron celebration accusing the Congress of unleashing “hooliganism” within the guise of farmers.
Several senior AAP leaders together with Raghav Chadha had held roadshows in a number of elements of the state and had sought votes for the nominees of the primary Opposition celebration in Punjab.
The Opposition had accused the Congress of “misusing” the federal government equipment to win these polls, a cost denied by the ruling celebration.
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