UP Panchayat Election 2021 Phase 2 Voting: Around 60 per cent polling recorded till 5 pm

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Updated: April 19, 2021 7:44:29 pm

Uttar Pradesh (UP) Gram Panchayat Election 2021 Polling News Updates: Polling for the second phase of the panchayat election took place in 20 districts.

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Uttar Pradesh Gram Panchayat Election 2021 Phase 2 Polling News Updates: Around 60 per cent polling was recorded in most of the districts till 5 PM. Gautam Buddh Nagar recorded the highest polling percentage of 70.20 per cent while Pratapgarh recorded the lowest at 52.12 per cent. Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav did not exercise his franchise in his native Saifai village in Etawah district following request from family members to keep his safety in mind in view of the pandemic. According to family sources, the 81-year-old had never missed voting in any election till now. “We requested Netaji (Mulayam Singh Yadav) not to come to Saifai to cast his vote this time for the panchayat elections in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, and he agreed to our request. Netaji is in Delhi,” his nephew Dharmendra Yadav told PTI.

In Sultanpur, BJP MLA from Lambhua Devmani Dwivedi said he could not cast his vote as his name was not in the voters’ list. “Barring me, names of my other family members, including my mother, who is no more, were in the voters’ list,” Dwivedi told PTI.

Violence was reported in Etah where Praveen Kumar, husband of a village pradhan candidate, Suman Yadav, from Bhagipur was shot at and injured by unidentified assailants on Sunday night. SHO of Kotwali police station, Subhash Katheria, said the incident took place near Shikohabad road.

Polling for the second phase of the panchayat election took place in 20 districts. The districts that went to polls in the second phase were Amroha, Azamgarh, Etawah, Etah, Kannauj, Gonda, Gautam Buddh Nagar, Chitrakoot, Pratapgarh, Budaun, Baghpat, Bijnor, Muzaffarnagar, Mainpuri, Maharajganj, Lakhimpur Kheri, Lalitpur and Sultanpur.

There are 11,483 candidates trying their luck for for the 787 posts of members of zila panchayats. For the 19,653 seats of kshetra panchayats, as many as 85,232 candidates were in the fray. There are 1,21,906 candidates for 14,897 posts of gram panchayats. For the gram panchayat wards, there were as many as 1,30,305 candidates for 1,87,781 posts. More than 2.31 lakh poll officials had been deployed for a smooth conduct of the panchayat polls. In the first phase of the polls held on April 15, an average voter turnout was recorded at 71 per cent.

 

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    19:42 (IST)19 Apr 2021
    UP Panchayat Election 2021: Around 60 per cent polling recorded till 5 pm

    Uttar Pradesh Assembly Election 2021: Around 60 per cent polling was recorded in most of the districts till 5 PM. Gautam Buddh Nagar recorded the highest polling percentage of 70.20 per cent while Pratapgarh recorded the lowest at 52.12 per cent.

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    15:28 (IST)19 Apr 2021
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    13:32 (IST)19 Apr 2021
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    13:32 (IST)19 Apr 2021
    UP Panchayat Polls: Miscreants poured water in ballot boxes in Azamgarh 

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    13:32 (IST)19 Apr 2021
    UP Panchayat Polls: Miscreants pour water in ballot boxes in Azamgarh 

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    13:08 (IST)19 Apr 2021
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    12:28 (IST)19 Apr 2021
    UP Panchayat Election 2021: Firing at two places in Etah, person killed 

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    12:28 (IST)19 Apr 2021
    UP Panchayat Election 2021: Firing at two places in Etah, person killed 

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    10:00 (IST)19 Apr 2021
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    08:43 (IST)19 Apr 2021
    UP Panchayat Polls 2021: Visuals from Amroha

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    08:40 (IST)19 Apr 2021
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    In view of the coronavirus situation, the state election commission had said last month that not more than five people would be allowed to accompany a candidate during door-to-door campaigning for the panchayat elections. Last month, three-member teams were formed under the additional district magistrates to ensure that the directives issued by the SEC were being followed. At the district level, the chief medical officers have been made the nodal officers and stress has been laid on COVID-19 prevention. Voters will mandatorily have to wear masks and maintain social distancing at the polling booths. Instructions have also been issued to make circles maintaining a distance of six feet between the voters standing in the queue. (PTI)
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