UP Panchayat Election Result 2021 Live: The State Election Commission has informed that a total of 3.19 lakh candidates have been elected unopposed in the Uttar Pradesh panchayat elections. In a statement, the EC said: “As many as 3,19,317 candidates have been elected unopposed in the panchayat elections. This includes seven members of zila panchayat, 2,005 members of kshetra panchayat and over 3.17 lakh members who have been elected unopposed in this panchayat election. As many as 178 candidates for the post of pradhan of gram panchayats were also elected unopposed.” A senior official said that the counting of votes will continue till all the ballots are counted and the entire process may take two days.
The panchayat elections were held in four phases, Phase-I on April 15, Phase-II on April 19, Phase-III on April 26 and Phase-IV on April 29. A total of 12.39 crore voters were eligible to cast their vote for 7,32,563 wards of 58,189 Gram Panchayats, 75,855 wards of 826 area panchayat, and 3,051 district panchayat members.
The Election Commission had set up a total of 80,762 polling centres with 2,03,050 booths. Despite holding the polls amid COVID-19 guidelines, over 100 teachers who were deployed in poll duty succumbed to COVID-19. The first phase on April 15 and the second round on April 19 recorded a turnout of 71 per cent. In the third phase on April 26, 73.5 per cent of registered voters turned out to exercise their franchise while around 75 per cent polling was recorded in the final phase.
In the first phase, 18 districts went to the polls. These were Saharanpur, Ghaziabad, Rampur, Bareli, Hathras, Agra, Kanpur Nagar, Jhansi, Mahoba, Prayagraj, Hardoi, Ayodhya, Sharavasti, Sant Kabir Nagar, Gorakhpur, Jaunpur and Bhadohi. Those who went to the polls in the second phase include Muzaffarnagar, Baghpat, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Bijnor, Amroha, Badaun, Etah, Mainpuri Kannauj, Etawah, Lalitpur, Chitrakoot, Pratapgarh, Lucknow, Lakhimpur Kheri, Sultanpur, Gonda, Maharajganj, Varanasi and Azamgarh. In the third phase, Shamli, Meerut, Moradabad, Pilibhit, Kasganj, Firozabad, Auraiya, Kanpur, Dehat, Jalaun, Hamirpur, Fatehpur, Unnao, Amethi, Barabanki, Balrampur, Siddharthnagar, Deoria, Chandauli, Mirzapur, Ballia went to the polls. The fourth phase polls were held in Bulandshahr, Hapur, Sambhal, Shahjahanpur, Aligarh, Mathura, Farrukhabad, Banda, Kaushambi, Sitapur, Ambedkar Nagar, Bahraich, Basti, Kushinagar, Ghazipur, Sonbhadra and Mau.