In the primary part of the panchayat election, which is being thought-about because the ‘semi-final’ of subsequent yr’s meeting elections in Uttar Pradesh, there can be voting for greater than 2.21 lakh posts in 18 districts from Thursday. Polling within the state began at 7 am and proceed until 6 pm.
The Election Commission has issued the Covid-19 tips for a similar. At the time of polling, voters should put on masks and preserve social distancing. To comprise the an infection, circles are to be made at a distance of six-feet on the polling centres. Also Read: Maharashtra: Lockdown-Like Curfew Comes Into Effect, Over 2 Lakh Cops Deployed – Check What’s Allowed & What’s Not
Here are particulars concerning the panchayat polls:
- Over three crore voters will train their franchise on this part of the panchayat elections to be held throughout 51,176 polling cubicles.
- These panchayat elections are being held in 4 phases ranging from April 15, April 19, April 26 and April 29. The counting of votes will happen on May 2.
- The elections will go on to pick out candidates for the put up of Zila Panchayat, BDC, Gram Pradhan and Gram Panchayat members.
- It is estimated that the full variety of nominations for 8.69 lakh posts in all 4 phases could contact 17 lakh.
- In the wake of second wave of coronavirus, a number of BJP MLAs and MPs, together with Kaushal Kishor, requested the Election Commission to postpone the Uttar Pradesh panchayat elections elevating issues saying the polls might grow to be a “super spreader” occasion.
- Over 3.33 lakh candidates are preventing for greater than 2.21 lakh seats within the first part
- To fill the put up of zila panchayat members, 11,442 candidates have been nominated from 779 wards, whereas as many as 81,747 candidates are contesting in 19,313 wards of kshetra panchayats.
- On the opposite hand for the gram panchayat, there are 1,14,142 candidates for 14,789 posts. For gram panchayat wards, there are 1,26,613 candidates for 1,86,583 seats.
Complete List of constituencies going to polls in Phase 1:
Sant Kabir Nagar
The districts going to the polls are Ayodhya, Agra, Kanpur, Ghaziabad, Gorakhpur, Jaunpur, Jhansi, Allahabad, Bareilly, Bhadohi, Mahoba, Rampur, Raebareli, Shravasti, Sant Kabir Nagar, Saharanpur, Hardoi, and Hathras.
Key candidates contesting the polls
The panchayat polls can be carefully watched as some attention-grabbing candidates can be contesting the polls. Some of the names embody Miss India 2015 contestant and mannequin Diksha Singh who can be contesting for Zila panchayat put up from Ward No. 26 of Jaunpur, Srikala Singh, who’s a BJ P member and spouse of gangster-turned-politician and homicide accused Dhananjay Singh, from Ward 45 of Jaunpur. Meanwhile Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav’s niece Sandhya Yadav is one other key candidate who has the assist of the BJP for a Mainpuri district panchayat seat. On the opposite hand, the BJP has withdrawn the candidature of Sangeeta Sengar, spouse of ex-BJP MP, and rape convict Kuldeep Singh Sengar.
This time panchayat elections will witness the Aam Aadmi Party, AIMIM, and Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad’s Azad Samaj Party contesting the polls for the primary time. The AIMIM will contest the polls with the Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party.
Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh registered 20,510 new coronavirus circumstances on Wednesday taking the tally to 1,11,835.