Rajasthan panchayat election HIGHLIGHTS: 97-year-old woman elected sarpanch in Sikar district

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Updated:Jan 18, 2020 12:18:23 pm

Rajasthan panchayat election results HIGHLIGHTS, Rajasthan panchayat election result: The second phase of panchayat polling in Rajasthan will take place on January 22.

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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.

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    12:18 (IST)18 Jan 2020
    Pakistan origin woman elected as Sarpanch in Tonk

    A Pakistan origin women Neeta Kanwar has been elected as Sarpanch of Natwara Panchayat in Tonk district. She had migrated from Sindh in Pakistan 18 years back. She defeated her closes rival Sona Devi by 400 votes.

    22:27 (IST)17 Jan 2020
    97-yr-old woman elected sarpanch in panchayat polls

    Today, a 97-year-old woman was elected as sarpanch in Sikar district of Rajasthan. The result was declared after day-long polling in the state. 

    16:34 (IST)17 Jan 2020
    Over 11,000 EVM machines will be used in panchayat polls

    A total of 93, 20,684 voters, including 48, 49,232 males and 44, 71,405 females, will be able to exercise their franchise in the polls. Over 11,000 EVM machines will be used in the polls.

    16:30 (IST)17 Jan 2020
    Over 17,000 candidates in fray for Sarpanch post

    A total of 17,242 candidates are in the fray for the Sarpanch post and 42,000 candidates for the Panch post are in the fray.

    16:07 (IST)17 Jan 2020
    Counting of votes for Sarpanch post today

    According to state Election Commissioner PS Mehra, counting of votes for Sarpanch post will be done on Friday itself.

    15:59 (IST)17 Jan 2020
    Pakistan born woman contesting panchayat election in Rajasthan

    Pakistan-born Neeta Kanwar is contesting panchayat elections in Rajasthan. Kanwar, an immigrant from Pakistan who was recently given Indian citizenship. She is contesting panchayat elections in Natwara.

    15:45 (IST)17 Jan 2020
    Ashok Gehlot urges people vote in large numbers

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has asked people of the state to vote in large numbers to strengthen the system.

    15:40 (IST)17 Jan 2020
    Rajasthan panchayat election: Polling underway

    Polling for the first phase of panchayat elections in Rajasthan is underway for 26,800 wards of 87 panchayat samitis.

    Rajasthan is currently being ruled by the Congress. Congress stormed to power in December 2018. The second phase of panchayat polling in Rajasthan will be held on January 22. The elections will be the first big test for the Ashok Gehlot government as well as the Bharatiya Janata party to gauge the sentiment among the rural populace.
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