UP Panchayat Election 2021 Phase 3 Polls News Updates: 62 per cent turnout till 5 pm; 2 cops on duty die after falling ill

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Updated: April 27, 2021 7:49:54 am

Uttar Pradesh (UP) Gram Panchayat Election 2021 Phase-3 Voting Percentage Live Updates: Voting was held in districts of Shamli, Meerut, Moradabad, Pilibhit, Kasganj, Firozabad, Auraiya, Kanpur Dehat, Jalaun, Hamirpur, Fatehpur, Unnao, Amethi, Barabanki, Balrampur, Siddharthanagar, Deoria, Chandauli, Mirzapur and Ballia.

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Uttar Pradesh Gram Panchayat Election 2021 Phase 3 Polling News Updates: About 62 per cent turnout was recorded till 5 pm in the third phase of the Uttar Pradesh panchayat polls Monday, when two security personnel died after falling ill while on election duty. Scuffles and stone-pelting were reported from Firozabad district where a man was injured. Over 2.72 lakh candidates are in the fray for 2.14 lakh seats across 20 districts in this round of the four-phase election, a mammoth exercise held in the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic.

A State Election Commission official said 62.35 per cent of the registered voters had turned up between 7 am and 5 pm, with another hour to go before the close of polling. The phase covered the districts of Shamli, Meerut, Moradabad, Pilibhit, Kasganj, Firozabad, Auraiya, Kanpur Dehat, Jalaun, Hamirpur, Fatehpur, Unnao, Amethi, Barabanki, Balrampur, Siddharthanagar, Deoria, Chandauli, Mirzapur and Ballia. Among them, Meerut recorded the highest poll percentage of 69.30 till 5 pm. Seventy-one per cent polling was recorded in the first two phases. Polling for the fourth phase will be held Thursday and the counting on May 2.

The Allahabad High Court has asked the Uttar Pradesh government to conclude the panchayat election process by May 25. Poll-related clashes took place in Firozabad districts Nagla Pardaman and Barauli villages, officials said.

Home guard Deputy Singh (50) took ill while going to a polling centre in Shikohabad in Forozabad district. He died in hospital, a police officer said. In a similar case, a head constable deployed in Ballia’s Bansdih area to maintain law and order during the polling died after a dip in the body oxygen level. Additional Superintendent of Police Sanjay Yadav said Kamla Singh Yadav (50) complained of difficulty in breathing and was taken to the district hospital.

Doctors there referred him to a higher medical centre and he was then brought to a hospital in Buxar district in neighbouring Bihar, where he died during treatment, the official said. He said it is not known whether the head constable was tested for COVID-19. In this phase alone, 10,416 candidates are in the fray for 746 posts of zila panchayat members and 88,584 people are contesting for 18,530 posts of kshetra panchayat members. As many as 1,16,162 candidates are contesting for 14,379 village panchayats.

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    17:13 (IST)26 Apr 2021
    Uttar Pradesh Panchayat Polls: Voter turnout till 3 pm

    UP Panchayat Election LIVE: Nearly 50 per cent polling was recorded till 3 pm in most districts. 

    Kanpur Dehat: 47.31 per centUnnao: 53 per centSiddharthnagar: 48 per cent 

    Jalaun: 49 per centHamirpur: 44 per centFatehpur: 47.87Auraiya: 51.3

    15:17 (IST)26 Apr 2021
    Uttar Pradesh Panchayat 2021: Voting percentage till 1 PM

    Uttar Pradesh Panchayat Election 2021: Over 30 per cent polling has been recorded in most distrcts going to polls in phase-3.

    Kasganj: 38.73 per centUnnao: 33 per cent Firozabad: 39.67Shamli: 39.4 per centSiddharthnagar: 36 per cent Deoria: 35.22 per cent Hamirpur: 36.49 per cent Fatehpur: 35.26 per cent Jalaon: 34 per cent  

    15:08 (IST)26 Apr 2021
    Uttar Pradesh Panchayat Election 2021: SDM, CO vehicles attacked in Mirzapur 

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    13:49 (IST)26 Apr 2021
    Uttar Pradesh Panchayat Election 2021: Nearly 35 per cent voting till 1 PM

    UP Panchayat Election 2021: Over 30 per cent tunrout has been recorded in most districts going to polls in the third phase of Uttar Pradesh Election 2021.

    Unnao: 33 per centKanpur Dehat: 34 per centFirozabad: 39

    13:05 (IST)26 Apr 2021
    Uttar Pradesh Panchayat Polls: 10.27 per cent voting in first two hours 

    UP Panchayat Election 2021: About 10.27 per cent voters exercised their franchise in the first two hours for the third phase of the panchayat elections which began on Monday with more than 2.72 lakh candidates in the fray in over 2.14 lakh seats across 20 districts of Uttar Pradesh. Polling is underway in Shamli, Meerut, Moradabad, Pilibhit, Kasganj, Firozabad, Auraiya, Kanpur Dehat, Jalaun, Hamirpur, Fatehpur, Unnao, Amethi, Barabanki, Balrampur, Siddharthanagar, Deoria, Chandauli, Mirzapur and Ballia. "Voting started at 7 am on a peaceful note. It will continue till 6 pm. In the first two hours (till 9 am) 10.27 per cent voting was done," a State Election Commission official said. While Kanpur Dehat and Moradabad each recorded the highest 12 per cent polling, Deoria had minimum of nine per cent voting till 9 am. 

    12:31 (IST)26 Apr 2021
    UP Panchayat Election 2021: Firing in Firozabad

    UP Panchayat Election 2021: Incident of firing has been reported from Jasrana block of Firozabad. The incident happened over fake voting in panchayat polls. People also indulged in sticks fight. According to reports, people also tried to take away the ballot boxes. However, the DM and SP arrived at the sopt on time. 

    10:59 (IST)26 Apr 2021
    UP Panchayat Election: History sheeter opens fire at son of panchayat candidate in Unnao

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    Till 9 am, nearly 11 per cent polling was recorded in the district.    

    10:38 (IST)26 Apr 2021
    UP panchayat election 2021: Voter turnout till 9 am

    UP panchayat election 2021: Voting numbers are slowly coming in from various districts going to polls today. 

    Jalaun has reported 8.5 per cent voting. 

    Kanpur Dehat recorded 12 per cent turnout.

    Fatehpur reported 9.83 per cent polling. 

    Auraiya reported 9.86 per cent polling. 

    Siddharthnagar recorded 11 per cent voting 

    10:07 (IST)26 Apr 2021
    Candidate's poll symbol missing in Siddharthnagar

    UP Panchayat Election 2021: Voing was delayed by an hour after a candidate found his poll symbol missing from the ballot paper. 

    08:34 (IST)26 Apr 2021
    Ballia: Government official suspended for campaigning for brother

    UP Panchayat Polls LIVE: A village development officer here was suspended on Sunday for campaigning for his brother, who is contesting in the ongoing panchayat elections. District Development Officer Rajit Ram Mishra said village development officer Girish Kumar Pandey posted in Beruarbari development block has been suspended for flouting the model code of conduct and campaigning for his brother Nitish Pandey, who is contesting for the post of village pradhan in Pindhara village under Bansdih block. Departmental action has been initiated against the village development officer. (PTI)

    08:32 (IST)26 Apr 2021
    UP Panchayat Election 2021: People queue up to cast their votes in Moradapur

    UP Panchayat Election 2021: People queue up to cast their votes for the third phase of UP Panchayat polls. Visuals from Devapur Primary School in Moradabad.

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    The 2015 panchayat polls had registered a polling percentage of 72.11. In view of the coronavirus situation, the State Election Commission had said last month said that not more than five people would be allowed to accompany a candidate during the door-to-door campaigning for the panchayat elections. Additional Election Commissioner Ved Prakash Verma said three-member teams were formed under the additional district magistrates to ensure that directives issued by the SEC were being followed. At the district level, the chief medical officers have been made nodal officers and stress has been laid on COVID-19 prevention. (PTI)
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