Andhra Pradesh Panchayat Election Results 2021 Highlights: Over 81% polling in final phase

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Updated: February 21, 2021 11:20:05 pm

Andhra Pradesh Municipal Election Vote Counting: The election took place in 28,995 polling stations, out of which 6,047 polling stations had been identified as sensitive polling stations and 4,967 polling stations has been identified as hypersensitive polling stations. 

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Andhra Pradesh Panchayat Election Phase 4 Results: Polling for the fourth phase panchayat election has concluded and counting of votes is underway. The fourth phase of polling was scheduled in 16 revenue divisions, 161 mandals of 13 districts. The voting took place to elect 2,743 sarpanch and 22,423 ward members.

There were 67,75,226 eligible voters in the phase-4. The election took place in 28,995 polling stations, out of which 6,047 polling stations had been identified as sensitive polling stations and 4,967 polling stations had been identified as hypersensitive polling stations.

The State Election Commission had appointed 1,538 stage-1 returning officers, 3,130 stage-2 returning officers, 3,848 assistant returning officers, 34,809 presiding officers and 53,282 other polling personnel to ensure smooth polling. Also, 544 zonal officers, 1,406 route officers and 2,620 micro observers had been appointed to ensure free and fair polls.

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    20:42 (IST)21 Feb 2021
    Over 81 pc polling recorded in final phase of AP gram panchayat elections

    A few incidents of violence, mostly in Guntur district, marred the fourth and final phase of elections to the gram panchayats in Andhra Pradesh on Sunday, which saw 81.78 per cent polling. Police made lathicharge at a couple of places in Guntur district to quell clashing mobs while polling agents of candidates were allegedly beaten up in some places, police sources said. In Sattenapalli constituency, agents of rival candidates clashed with each other inside a polling station and suffered injuries. Both were rushed to the hospital for treatment. At Mutluru village near Guntur, a polling agent attempted to immolate himself after rivals allegedly thrashed him inside a polling station, the sources said. This led to tension in the village as villagers alleged that police remained mute spectators while the miscreants jumped over the polling station compound wall and carried out the attack on the agent. "Some stray incidents do happen but we have acted swiftly. We will bring the culprits involved in the violent incidents to book, Guntur Urban district Superintendent of Police Ammi Reddy told reporters. He said a strong police force was deployed under the direct supervision of a Deputy Superintendent of Police to prevent untoward incidents, given the sensitive nature of the polling station. In East Godavari district, two old-aged men collapsed and died after exercising their franchise in separate villages, in what was suspected to be cases of heart attack. Rain did not dampen the spirit of voters as they lined up in good numbers to exercise their franchise in some mandals in SPS Nellore district, sources in the State Election Commission here said. In the fourth phase, polling was held to elect 2,743 village sarpanches and 22,423 ward members in 3,299 gram panchayats. Already, 554 sarpanches were declared elected unopposed. According to the State Election Commission, more than 80 per cent polling was recorded in each of the four phases of elections to the panchayats. (PTI)

    16:07 (IST)21 Feb 2021
    Andhra Pradesh Elections Live: Counting of votes underway

    Andhra Pradesh Elections Live: Voting for the fourth phase panchayat election has concluded and counting of votes is underway. As per latest report, 66.6 per cent voter turnout was recorded till 12.30pm. Counting of votes is underway. 

    15:38 (IST)21 Feb 2021
    Andhra Pradesh Panchayat Election: Polling for phase four concludes, counting of votes at 4 PM

    Andhra Pradesh Panchayat Election 2021: Polling for the fourth phase panchayat election has concluded and counting of votes will commence from 4pm. As per latest report, 66.6 per cent voter turnout was recorded till 12.30pm. The fourth phase of polling was scheduled in 16 revenue divisions, 161 mandals of 13 districts. The voting took place to elect 2,743 sarpanch and 22,423 ward members. There are 67,75,226 eligible voters in the phase-4.

    14:29 (IST)21 Feb 2021
    Why SEC said election process has been vitiated

    Andhra Pradesh Panchayat Election 2021: The State Election Commission is conducting the panchayat election despite objection by the government of YS Jagan Mohan Reddy. The state government had also approached the highest courts but could not secure a stay on polls. Ahead of the commencement of the panchayat polls, State Election Commissioner N Ramesh Kumar said the election process had been vitiated as the district administration had not made arrangements for receiving nominations for the phase-I panchayat elections scheduled from January 25. "Under the circumstances, the Commission reschedules the Phase-1 elections," Kumar said in a fresh notification on January 25. 

    On January 23, the state commission had issued the notification for the gram panchayat elections to be conducted in four phases from February 5. But, the state government authorities failed to make required arrangements, leading to delay in commencing the nomination process for phase-1. The poll body changed the date for phase-1 and schedules fixed for the subsequent phases remained unchanged. As per the revised notification, the elections slated for February 5 would now be held on February 21. 

    13:43 (IST)21 Feb 2021
    Andhra Pradesh Panchayat Polls: 66.6 per cent turnout till 12.30 PM

    Andhra Pradesh Panchayat Election 2021 Live: Polling for fourth and final phase is underway. Till 12.30 PM, the total voter turnout across the state was recorded at 66.6 per cent. Vizianagaram district topped with 77.20 per cent polling.

    13:11 (IST)21 Feb 2021
    Andhra Pradesh Panchayat Election without party symbol 

    Andhra Pradesh Panchayat Election 2021: The panchayat elections don't take place on party symbols. However, majority of candidates are backed by parties regional and national parties. In Andhra Pradesh, majority of votes go to three regional parties — YS Jagan Mohan Reddy's YSRCP, Chandrababu Naidu's TDP and Pawan Kalyan's Jana Sena. In 2019 assembly polls, the ruling YSRCP got about 50 per cent vote share, TDP bagged close to 40 and Sena secured over 6 per cent. 

    12:23 (IST)21 Feb 2021
    Migrant workers rush to villages to vote for panchayat polls in Kurnool

    Andhra Pradesh Panchayat Election: NTV Telugu reports that migrant workers rushed to villages to vote for panchayat polls in Kurnool District. The fourth and final phase of panchayat voting is underway in Andhra Pradesh.  

    12:20 (IST)21 Feb 2021
    Andhra Pradesh Panchayat Election Results: What happened in Phase-1

    Andhra Pradesh Panchayat Election 2021 Phase 1 Results: Jagan Mohan Reddy’s YCP swept the first phase polls by bagging 2657 of 3,249 panchayat seats. TDP, on the other hand, emerged as distant second with 501 seats. BJP in alliance with Pawan Kalyan’s Jana Sena Party won 46 seats and other including independents bagged 45 seats. The State Election Commission said that the first phase of polling for 2,723 panchayats in Andhra Pradesh ended peacefully with 81.42 per cent turnout. 

    11:44 (IST)21 Feb 2021
    Andhra Pradesh Panchayat Elections: How Jagan Mohan’s YSRCP fared in Phase-2

    Andhra Pradesh Panchayat Elections Phase 2 Results: Jagan Mohan Reddy's YSRCP emerged as the single largest party in the second phase of gram panchayat elections in Andhra Pradesh. It won 2635 seats. TDP backed candidates, on the other hand, bagged  558 seats. The second phase recorded 81.61 per cent voter turnout. With 86.93 per cent, Prakasam recorded the highest voters turnout.

    11:06 (IST)21 Feb 2021
    Andhra Pradesh Panchayat Election: 579 elected unopposed in Phase-3

    Andhra Pradesh Panchayat Election LIVE: Of the 3,221 village sarpanch posts in the third phase, 579 had gone unopposed. A total of 11,753 of 31,516 ward members were also elected unanimously. In one gram panchayat each in Visakhapatnam, Prakasam and West Godavari districts, no nominations were filed for the sarpanch posts. Thus, polling was held for 2,639 posts only in phase-3.

    10:39 (IST)21 Feb 2021
    Andhra Pradesh Panchayat Elections: 80.64 per cent voter turnout in Phase-3

    Andhra Pradesh Panchayat Elections 2021: The third phase of gram panchayat elections witnessed 80.64 per cent voter turnout. In phase two, voter turnout was recorded at 81.42 per cent. 

    10:09 (IST)21 Feb 2021
    How YSRCP fared in phase-3

    AP Panchayat Election Results 2021: Of 1,589 panchayats in phase three for which results were available, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy's party bagged 1,270 seats while TDP could secure 245. Jana Sena got 16, BJP 4 and others 54 won seats. 

    Andhra Pradesh Panchayat Election. Polling for third phase had taken place on February 17. For the fourth phase, a total of 18,967 counting supervisors and 51,862 counting personnel have been appointed. A command and control centre has also been established in the office of the Commissioner, Panchayat Raj and Rural Development.
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