UP Panchayat Election 2021 News
The SC directed the poll panel to preserve the CCTV footage of the counting centers till the Allahabad HC concludes its hearings on the related petitions before it It also ordered that the government officials, candidates, and their agents will have to produce RT-PCR test reports to show that they are COVID-19 negative before entering the counting centers
The Supreme Court's direction came on a plea seeking a direction for observance of COVID-19 protocols during the counting of votes The SC directed that there will be a strict curfew in the entire state till Tuesday morning and no victory rallies will be permitted It asked the SEC to fix the responsibility for observance of COVID-19 protocols at the counting centres on gazetted officers
Over 5.27 lakh candidates are in the fray for more than 2.10 lakh seats across 17 districts in this round of the election There are 10,679 candidates in the fray for 738 posts of Zila panchayat members in the final phase A total of 55,408 candidates are contesting for 18,356 posts of kshetra panchayat members
A total of 11,442 candidates are in the fray from 779 wards for the post of Zila panchayat members in the first phase 81,747 candidates are contesting in 19,313 wards of kshetra panchayats For the gram panchayat, there are 1,14,142 candidates for 14,789 posts For gram panchayat wards, there are 1,26,613 candidates for 1,86,583 seats
Voting will be held in 2.21 lakh seats in the first phase of UP panchayat election 2021 Polling will take place from 7 AM to 6 PM. More than 3.33 lakh candidates are in the fray in over 2.21 lakh seats in the first phase for the posts of zila panchayat (district council) members, kshetra (block) panchayat members, village panchayat heads and wards.