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Maharashtra gram panchayat polls explore 79% voter turnout, counting to be held on 18 January

Mumbai: The elections to 12,711 gram panchayats unfold all the map in which by map of 34 districts in Maharashtra saw on average 79 percent balloting on Friday, State Election Commissioner UPS Madan acknowledged.

Elections to 14,234 gram panchayats maintain been introduced on 11 December final 300 and sixty five days, but in some native governing our bodies elections maintain been held fully or partially unopposed.

The gram panchayats are regarded as the third tier of governance. Elections for them are no longer held on celebration traces, the use of celebration symbols.

Candidates are disbursed election symbols from a list of free symbols.

The pollpanel had earlier this week canceled the election task in Umrane and Khondamali gram panchayats in Nashik and Nandurbar districts, respectively, after it bought proof of auctioning of posts of sarpanchs and other members.

The Commission also acknowledged that balloting for 162 gram panchayats in six talukas of Gadchiroli, a Naxal-hit district, will almost definitely be held on 20 January.

“Due to several such reasons, balloting was once held for 12,711 gram panchayats on Friday. In Gadchiroli, votes will almost definitely be counted on 22 January. Within the closing districts, counting will happen on January 18,” the SEC’s assertion acknowledged.

On Friday, polling was once held for 1,25,709 seats, for which nominations had been bought from 3,56,221 candidates. A total of two,41,598 candidates maintain been within the wander submit scrutiny and withdrawal of nominations. As many as 26,718 of these candidates faced no rivals, in divulge that they might possibly possibly presumably be declared elected unopposed, the assertion acknowledged.

In all 2,14,880 candidates maintain been within the fray the truth is for the polls held on Friday.

The balloting took articulate between 7: 30 am to 5: 30 pm, except for four talukas in Gadchiroli and Gondia where polling ended at 3 pm.

The districts and the district-sparkling different of gram panchayats where polling was once held are as follows: Thane (143), Palghar (3), Raigad (78), Ratnagiri (360), Sindhudurg (66), Nashik (565), Dhule (182), Jalgaon (687), Ahmednagar (705), Nandurbar (64), Pune (649), Solapur (593), Satara (652), Sangli (142), Kolhapur (386), Aurangabad (579), Beed (111), Nanded (1,013), Osmanabad (382), Parbhani (498), Jalna (446),
Latur (383), Hingoli (421), Amravati (537), Akola (214), Yavatmal (925), Washim (152), Buldhana (498), Nagpur (127), Wardha (50), Chandrapur (604), Bhandara (145), Gondia (181) and Gadchiroli (170).

The Commission allowed these tormented by coronavirus an infection or these in quarantine to forged their vote half of-an-hour before the polling ended.

The gram panchayat polls maintain been held within the wake of the ruling Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress alliance’s victory within the graduates’ and lecturers’ constituencies within the Legislative Council elections that took articulate final 300 and sixty five days. The alliance gained four out of six seats, while an Independent candidate and the BJP gained one each and every.

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