The voting will proceed until 3 p.m. and the counting of votes will begin proper after that, State Election Commission stated.
Voting for 476 posts of block panchayat chiefs started at 11 a.m. in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday, the State Election Commission stated.
The voting will proceed until 3 p.m. and the counting of votes will begin proper after that, it stated.
A complete of 349 candidates for the block panchayat chief posts had been elected unopposed on Friday, the final day for the withdrawal of nomination papers.
In an announcement issued in Lucknow on Friday, State Election Commissioner Manoj Kumar had stated 1,778 nomination papers had been acquired for 825 posts of the block panchayat chief, of which 68 had been cancelled and 187 withdrawn.
As a outcome, now 1,710 candidates will go into the elections on Saturday, he had stated.
As the State Election Commission introduced that candidates on 349 posts have been elected unopposed, an office-bearer of the BJP claimed that 334 among the many profitable candidates belonged to the ruling celebration.
U.P. BJP chief Swatantra Dev Singh stated after the formation of the celebration’s authorities under the management of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, a State of growth and good governance has been established by eradicating casteism and corruption.
“This is the reason that even in the three-tier panchayat elections, the BJP is continuously achieving victories, which is the stamp of people’s approval on the policies of the BJP,” he stated in an announcement.
Opposition events, together with the Samajwadi Party, the Bahujan Samaj Party and the Congress, have accused the ruling BJP of damaging democracy in the elections of kshetra panchayat chiefs and attacked it for allegedly displaying “utter disrespect” to ladies in the course of the election course of.
They accused the federal government of misusing energy and official equipment in the panchayat elections.