Rajasthan panchayat polls: Over 38% turnout recorded till noon in fourth and final phase
A total of 4,629 candidates are in the fray for the post of sarpanch and 11,373 for the post of panch, an official said
Jaipur: Over 38 percent voter turnout was recorded till noon in the fourth and last phase of panchayat elections in Rajasthan on Saturday, an official said.
State Election Commission secretary Shyam Rajpurohit said 38.91 per cent voters exercised their franchise till 12 pm. The voting began at 7.30 am and is going on peacefully.
There are 30.56 lakh voters, including 15.97 lakh males and 14.59 lakh females, in 897 gram panchayats where voting is taking place.
He said the elections are being held according to the guidelines related to COVID-19 .
A total of 4,629 candidates are in the fray for the post of sarpanch and 11,373 for the post of panch, he said, adding that 26 sarpanch and 3,714 panch have already been elected unopposed.
EVMs are being used for the polling to elect sarpanch while ballot papers are being used to elect panch.
The first phase voting took place on 28 September, while the second phase was held on 3 October. The third phase polling took place on 6 October.
Rajasthan Panchayat election: Congress wins 231 seats, BJP bags 185 in zila parishad polls held in six 6 districts
The polling was held on 26 August, 29 August and 1 September to elect 200 members of six zila parishad and 1,564 members of 78 panchayat samiti in the districts of Bharatpur, Dausa, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Sawai Madhopur and Sirohi
Rajasthan Panchayat Election Results 2020: BJP maintains lead, bags 1,835 panchayat samiti wards, 312 zilla parishad seats
As per the Rajasthan State Election Commission website, at 11.40 pm Tuesday, the BJP had a clear majority in 11 zilla parishads, while ally RLP could bring two other zilla parishads into the saffron fold
New local, old problem: Passenger caught for ticketless travelling on Mumbai's first AC suburban train
A passenger was on Monday caught for travelling without ticket in an air-conditioned (AC) suburban train in Mumbai, whose services started, a senior railway official said.