A complete of three.19 lakh candidates have been elected unopposed within the Uttar Pradesh panchayat elections, the State Election Fee stated on Sunday.
“As many as 3,19,317 candidates have been elected unopposed within the panchayat elections. This contains seven members of zila panchayat, 2,005 members of kshetra panchayat and over 3.17 lakh members who’ve been elected unopposed on this panchayat election. As many as 178 candidates for the submit of pradhan of gram panchayats had been additionally elected unopposed,” the SEC stated in a press release.
In Ballia, Shailesh Singh (45), a candidate for the submit of pradhan of Rampur village panchayat below Maniyar block, died on Sunday morning. Household sources stated Singh’s situation deteriorated immediately and he was taken to a physician who declared him lifeless.
Counting of votes for the panchayat polls in Uttar Pradesh started on Sunday morning, an official stated.
“The counting of votes will proceed until all of the ballots are counted. Your entire course of could take two days,” a senior SEC official instructed PTI.
The State Election Fee (SEC) had stated the candidates and their brokers will probably be allowed to enter the counting centres provided that they’ve examined adverse for COVID-19 within the 48 hours previous to the graduation of the counting course of or taken each doses of the vaccine.
The Supreme Court docket on Saturday had refused to remain the counting course of. In a particular pressing listening to on a vacation (Saturday), a bench of Justice A M Khanwilkar and Justice Hrishikesh Roy handed the order after paying attention to a number of notifications and assurances of the SEC that the COVID-19 protocols will probably be adopted in any respect the 829 counting centres.
The court docket directed that there will probably be a strict curfew in the complete state until Tuesday morning and no victory rallies will probably be permitted.
It additionally requested the SEC to repair the accountability for observance of COVID-19 protocols on the counting centres on gazetted officers.
The bench directed the ballot panel to protect the CCTV footage of the counting centres until the Allahabad Excessive Court docket concludes its hearings on the associated petitions earlier than it.
It additionally ordered that the federal government officers, candidates and their brokers should produce RT-PCR check studies to point out that they’re COVID-19 adverse earlier than coming into the counting centres.
The SEC official stated typically counting of votes takes place in eight-hour shifts.
The SEC stated at each counting centre, a well being desk will probably be established the place a physician will probably be current with medicines.
These exhibiting signs of COVID-19 equivalent to fever, chilly and cough is not going to be allowed on the counting centres. Everybody coming into the counting centre has to bear thermal scanning, the SEC stated.
It categorically said that there will probably be a whole ban on victory processions.
Voting for the panchayat polls in Uttar Pradesh ended on April 29 with a 75-per cent voter turnout within the fourth and remaining part.
Lakhs of candidates had been within the fray for over 7.32 lakh seats within the gram panchayat wards, 58,176 within the gram panchayats, 75,852 within the kshetra panchayats and three,050 within the zila panchayats within the statewide elections held over 4 phases.