2nd May, 2021
After the three-tier panchayat elections in Uttar Pradesh, which took place during the Coronavirus infection, counting of votes is going on today at 829 centers in the state. After getting the green signal from the Supreme Court on Saturday, the fate of 12,89,830 candidates of village head posts, besides the district, region, and gram panchayat members, will be decided today. The first result is expected by 12 noon. By the way, the counting time of the ballot papers is scheduled for six o'clock in the evening. Even after this, the result is likely to come till late at night also.
In all 75 districts of the state today, apart from the stringent security arrangements during the counting of votes at the counting centers, there are also elaborate arrangements for the prevention of Korana infection. At every polling station, the personnel involved in the counting have collected their ballots after collecting the ballot papers. Bad ballots have been separated. Along with Lucknow, counting work has also started in Meerut, Bareilly, Prayagraj, Varanasi, Kanpur, Gorakhpur, and other districts. The count is slowing down due to a shortage of personnel at each center. The work of separating ballots is also very complicated, so counting of votes is taking a lot of time at all places.
There is a huge crowd outside the counting centers. Due to their large number of candidates, agents and candidates' supporters, physical distancing is not being followed. There is a lot of strictness inside the counting centers. No one is being given admission without a Covid Negative Report. All the workers are very engrossed in their work.
Employees engaged in making ballot paper bags: Ballot papers were first opened in all polling stations. After this, all the ballots are being separated according to the colors. The bundles of 50-50 ballots will be made according to the colors and in this way the ballots will be collected. The counting will begin after the useless ballots have been separated from these shortlisted ballots. Counting of votes in panchayat elections is a long process. During this time, the duties of the employees will vary. Results will be announced at every hour on every development block. It may take 36 to 72 hours for the final results to arrive. Trends will start coming in from the night.
Separate ballot for each post: In an election with ballot papers, the ballot is different for every post in the ballot box. There is a green ballot paper for the principal position. The result of the post of chief will come gram panchayat war. The ballot papers of the Gram Panchayat members will be in white color and the results of the Gram Panchayat members will be according to the ward. The ballot paper of the member area panchayat will be in blue color and the results of the member area panchayat will be field panchayat wise. The ballot paper of the member Zilla Panchayat will be pink and the results of the member Zilla Panchayat will be ward wise.
Comprehensive settlement to protect against corona infection: In all 75 districts of the state today, apart from stringent security arrangements at the counting centers, there are also elaborate arrangements to prevent corona infection. There are also special vigilance instructions at all counting centers since the Supreme Court's directive. In addition to the counting personnel as well as officers at each center, thermal scanning for the candidates and their agents, Mask and sanitization will be mandatory. State Election Commissioner Manoj Kumar said that the voting process was completed through ballots in four phases. Due to voting through ballots, there will be a process of sorting and bundling ballot papers before counting. Only after this the counting of votes will start. A medical health desk has been set up at each counting center in which necessary medicines will also be available in addition to physicians. All the counting centers are being tested with an oximeter and thermometer before anyone enters. All masks and safe physical distance are mandatory during this time. Any person who is getting symptoms of cold, fever and cough is being taken out of the counting center.
If the procession is taken out, the FIR will be done: Commissioner Manoj Kumar said that crowds will not be allowed to be held at counting places. All the candidates have been given strict instructions not to take out the victory procession. Even after the procession is taken out, an FIR will be lodged against the person concerned.
1,07,04,435 people had filed nomination papers for the panchayat elections. Of this, 17,619 nominations were rejected, while 77669 people withdrew their nominations. The election of three lakh 19,317 was uncontested. Now the fate of one crore 28 lakh, 9830 candidates will be decided. There are 44397 candidates in 75 districts for the 3050 posts of District Panchayat member. Seven candidates have also won unopposed in it. Three lakh 42439 candidates have registered for 75852 posts of Kshetra Panchayat ward member. Of these, 2005 has been elected unopposed. Five lakh 23,173 people had enrolled for the post of village head 58176, four lakh 64,717 candidates are in the fray after withdrawal of nomination. 178 Gram Pradhans have been elected unopposed. Four lakh 38,277 candidates are in the fray for seven lakh 32,485 posts of Gram Panchayat ward member posts. Three lakh 17 of this post.
Elections completed in four stages: In Uttar Pradesh, there were as many enthusiasts as there were candidates for the formation of village government. Due to which the voting percentage also increased at every stage. On April 15, votes were cast in 18 districts for the first phase to elect a village government. About 71 percent of the voting was done in this phase. In the first phase, votes were cast for the 779 posts of Zilla Panchayat Ward. Voting was held for 19,313 posts of Kshetra Panchayat ward, 14789 for the village head post. Voting was held for 1,86,583 posts for the Gram Panchayat member. Total 51 in the first phase, 176 polling booths were built. In this phase, three crore 16 lakh 46 thousand 162 people of 18 districts had voted. This was followed by voting for the second phase on 19 April. In this, 72 percent people from 20 districts exercised their authority. In this round, votes were cast in 20 districts. In the second phase, 3 crore 23 lakh 69 thousand 280 people were to vote at 52623 polling booths. Voting for the third phase for the panchayat election took place on 26 April. The total polling was 73.5 percent in 20 districts. It has 746 posts of Zilla Panchayat ward, 18530 posts of Kshetra Panchayat ward, 14379 posts of Gram Pradhan and 180473 posts of Gram Panchayat member. In this phase, there were three crore 5,71 613 voters at 49,789 polling booths in 20 districts. The fourth phase of the panchayat elections was held on April 29. In this, 75.38 percent voting was done in 17 districts. In this phase 738 of Zilla Panchayat Ward, 18,356 of Kshetra Panchayat Ward, 14 of Gram Pradhan, 111 and Gram Panchayat member has two lakh 17516 posts. There were two crore 98,21 443 voters at 48460 booths in 17 districts.
The candidate who is in the fray
Number of candidates
District Panchayat Member - 44,397
Area Panchayat Members - 3,42,439
Village Head - 4,64,717
Gram Panchayat Member - 4,38,277
Total Candidates - 12,89,830
Candidates elected unopposed
Number of candidates
District Panchayat Member - 07
Area Panchayat Member - 2005
Village Head - 178
Gram Panchayat Member - 3,17,127
Total uncontested winners - 3,19,317
Category: India: Uttar Pradesh