Rajasthan panchayat election result 2020: The first phase of panchayat elections in Rajasthan ended on Friday evening. A total of 74% polling was recorded. The counting of votes begun soon after the polling process was over. A 97-year-old woman was elected as sarpanch in the panchayat election in Rajasthan’s Sikar district. Vidhya Devi was declared the winner from Puranawas gram panchayat, falling under the Neem Ka Thana sub-division. She defeated her nearest rival Aarti Meena by 207 votes. According to election officials, Pakistan origin women Neeta Kanwar who had migrated from Sindh in Pakistan 18 years back was elected as Sarpanch of Natwara Panchayat in Tonk district. She defeated her closes rival Sona Devi by 400 votes. The first phase of the panchayat election covered 26,800 wards of 2,726 gram panchayats of 87 panchayat samitis. A total of 93,20,684 voters in the 87 Panchayat Samiti areas were eligible to vote. As many as 17,242 candidates were in the fray for the Sarpanch post and 42,000 candidates for the Panch post. The state poll panel said over 11,000 EVM machines were used in the first phase.
The second phase of panchayat polling in Rajasthan will take place on January 22.