More than 11,000 ward panchs, 50 sarpanchs elected unopposed

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Jaipur
  • Updated: Jan 19, 2015 12:00 IST

Over 50 sarpanchs and 11,000 ward-panchs were elected unopposed in the first phase of panchayat polls on Sunday.

Barring stray incidents, polling in all the districts was held peacefully.

Voting for electing 3,562 sarpanchs and 39,189 ward-panchs was held in the first phase. Voting took place from 8am to 5pm. On Monday the elected ward panchs will elect their up-sarpanchs.

The results were announced in the evening. Till the report was filed over 50 sarpanchs and 11,000 ward-panchs were elected unopposed, according to state election department official.

The official added that the polling percentage would be known only after the polling parties return after conducting the election of up-sarpanchs on Monday.

In Bharatpur, two rival groups clashed at Ladlaka village in Jurhera.

According to SP Rahul Prakash, the police fired two blast cartridges in the air to control the situation. It also rounded up about 12 people in this connection, he said. As per initial reports, average 79 per cent voting was recorded at the four panchayat samiti by 4.30 PM.

The polling for ward- panchs and sarpanchs at four panchayat samitis of Deeg, Nagar, Kaman and Pahadi remained peaceful.

About 4,30,000 voters at 460 booths cast votes to elect 952 ward-panchs and 132 sarpanchs. The total number of ward panchs and sarpanchs at four panchayat samiti were 1,451 and 133 respectively. However 499 panchs and one sarpanch were elected un-opposed. The voting was held for the remaining 952 ward panch and 132 sarpanchs.

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