Lakhs of candidates had been in fray 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
Lucknow: Polling for the panchayat elections in Uttar Pradesh ended Thursday with an over 60 % turnout until 5 pm within the ultimate section, marred by a gaggle conflict in Mathura and the deaths of two staff who fell sick whereas on ballot responsibility.
Lakhs of candidates had been within the fray 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 within the state-wide elections, held over 4 phases amid a surge in COVID-19 instances.
In Thursday’s fourth section alone, over 5.27 lakh candidates contested for about 2.10 lakh seats in 17 districts.
“Polling started in the fourth phase at 7 am and continued till 6 pm. Till 5 pm, about 61.19 percent votes were cast,” a State Election Commission (SEC) official stated. The counting of votes will happen on 2 May.
With an hour to go earlier than polls closed, Sambhal topped the checklist with a turnout of 67 % and Banda was the bottom at 51.96 per cent.
In Mathura district’s Barsana, eight folks had been injured when supporters of rival teams exchanged hearth, police stated. They have arrested six folks from each factions.
Additional Superintendent of Police (Rural) Shrish Chandra stated polling was affected for a while on the Nehra village centre earlier than they introduced the state of affairs beneath management.
The injured had been rushed to hospital, the place their situation was acknowledged to be steady.
In Shahjahanpur district, two authorities staff died after taking sick whereas on ballot responsibility.
Among them, sanitation employee Sobaran Lal complained of uneasiness and died later in hospital, District Magistrate Indra Vikram Singh stated. The household will likely be given Rs 15 lakh as authorities help.
Another employee posted a video clip on social media as her well being deteriorated and she or he was admitted to a hospital. In Kalan block too, a trainer was taken to hospital after recording the same video.
The explanation for the 2 deaths is just not instantly clear however worker associations have been alleging that a number of folks on ballot responsibility have succumbed to coronavirus .
In separate statements on Thursday, Congress chief Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav demanded compensation of Rs 50 lakh for the households of every worker who has died.
Priyanka referred to an allegation that there have been about 500 such deaths.
Polling happened in Ambedkar Nagar, Aligarh, Kushinagar, Kaushambi, Ghazipur, Farrukhabad, Bulandshahr, Basti, Bahraich, Banda, Mau, Mathura, Shahjahanpur, Sambhal, Sitapur, Sonbhadra and Hapur districts on Thursday.
According to the ballot physique, there have been 10,679 candidates within the fray for 738 posts of zila panchayat members within the ultimate section.
Also, 55,408 candidates contested for 18,356 posts of kshetra panchayat members, 1,14,400 for gram panchayats and three,47,436 for gram panchayat wards in the course of the fourth section.
The first section on 15 April and the second spherical on 19 April recorded a turnout of 71 per cent. In the third section on 26 April, 73.5 % of registered voters turned out to train their franchise, officers stated.