The counting of the votes of the elections to the 109 municipal councils and nagar panchayats and 7 municipal companies of Punjab started this morning. The elections, held on February 14, noticed a 71.39 % turnout amid a livid protest led by state farmers in opposition to three new core legal guidelines.
Yesterday a brand new vote was held in some cubicles, the outcomes of which may also be introduced at this time. The voting panel has additionally ordered to vote once more at this time at positions 32 and 33 of the Mohali municipal company between eight am and four pm. Due to this fact, the rely for that company will happen solely tomorrow.
As much as 9,222 candidates are within the fray total. Of those, the independents make up the bulk with 2,832; Congress has the very best variety of contestants amongst official events with 2,037; their candidate Muktsar has already received unopposed. The BJP, which faces hearth on the farm legal guidelines entrance, has despatched simply 1,003. The celebration is competing with out its Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) alliance this time. The SAD itself has 1,569 candidates.
Of the two,215 districts within the computation, as much as 1,480 are of basic class, whereas 610 are within the Programmed Caste and 125 within the Backward Caste segments.
The Punjab State Election Fee yesterday ordered deputy commissioners to nominate microobservers for the vote counting of delicate and hypersensitive districts.
Opposition events have accused the ruling Congress of “capturing cubicles” and “indulging in violence,” in line with a PTI report.
The elections had been held amid hundreds of farmers from the state, together with many from Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, tenting round Delhi since November in protest in opposition to the central legal guidelines. Greater than 150 protesters have died to this point resulting from varied causes, together with unhealthy climate and suicide.
The protest erupted into violence on January 26 and has since gained worldwide consideration.