Punjab Panchayat Polls LIVE: Villagers protest booth capturing in Patiala, BJP workers allege fake polling in Amritsar
Polling to the seats of 8,913 sarpanches and 37,077 panches in Punjab began on Sunday across Punjab’s rural belt . Voting is going on at 17, 268 polling booths through ballot papers till 4 pm. Of a total of 13,276 sarpanch and 83,831 panch seats, 4,363 sarpanches and 46,754 panches have been elected unanimously. The State Election Commission (SEC) officials said over 1.27 crore people are eligible to cast their vote in these elections. In some of the polling stations, enthusiastic voters were standing in long queues early in the morning.
61% polling in Barnala district till 2 pm03:00 pm IST
42% polling in Amritsar
50.72% and 42% voters turnout recorded till 2 pm in Jalandhar and Amritsar, respectively.02:40 pm IST
59% polling in Gurdaspur district till 2 pm02:36 pm IST
50.72 % polling in Jalandhar till 2 pm02:35 pm IST
46 % polling in Ludhiana district till 2 Pm02: 30 pm IST
51% polling in Moga district till 2 pm02:30 PM IST
A bride in her bridal attire visits the polling booth at Jabhal village in Fatehgarh to cast her vote
32% voting in Gurdaspur
32 per cent voting recorded till noon in Gurdaspur12:50 pm IST
30% voting in Moga District till 12 noon
Polling percentage till 12 noon in Moga District 30%12:40 pm IST
25% voting in Amritsar
25% polling till 12 pm in Amritsar12: 38 pm IST
26% voting in Tarn Taran
26% polling in Tarn Taran till 12 noon12:38 pm IST
26.34% voting in Jalandhar
26.34% polling in Jalandhar till 12 pm12:35 pm IST
26.35% voting in Faridakot
26.35 percent polling till 12 pm in Faridkot.12:35 pm IST
39.79% voting in Sri Muktsar Sahib district till 12 noon
District Sri Muktsar Sahib Poll Percentage up to 12 noon block Sri Muktsar Sahib- 38.14; Block Malout- 40.0; Block Giddarbaha- 44.0; Block Lambi-37; District Average -39.79 %11: 36 am IST
BJP workers protest at Majitha road polling station
BJP workers protest outside polling station at Majitha Road in Amritsar on Sunday.
Booth capturing in Patiala
Villager holding protest after booth captured at Hiragarh village near Patiala.
Former CM Prakash Singh Badal cast his vote
Former CM Punjab Sr Parkash Singh Badal after casting vote in Panchayat Election in Government School, Badal’s Village.
16% voting in Tarn Taran
16 % voting recorded till 10 am in Tarn Taran11:19 am IST
11% voting in Gurdaspur
11 per cent polling in Gurdaspur district till 10 am11: 19 am IST
18.43% voting in Sri Muktsar Sahib district
District Sri Muktsar Sahib Poll Percentage up to 10 AM Block Sri Muktsar Sahib-13.70; Block Malout-19.0; Block Giddarbaha- 21.0; Block Lambi-20.0; District Average -18.43 %10:05 am IST
13% voting in Pathankot
13 percent polling till 10 am in Pathankot.10:05 am IST
10% voting in Amritsar
10 percent votes polled till 10 am in Amritsar district
14.20 percent voting till 10 am in Faridkot district.