Punjab panchayat polls in Punjab underway, 8000 candidates are in battle!

Chandigarh: Amid tight security cover, the polling to elect sarpanchs and panchs for 13,276 villages in Punjab is underway. The voting has begun from 8 am to 4 pm on Sunday and counting of votes will take place after the conclusion of polling.

A state election official said that all necessary arrangements have been made to hold smooth, transparent and peaceful polling.

As many as 8,000 candidates are in the fray for the post of sarpanchs and panchs. The official added that around 4,363 sarpanchs and 46,754 panchs are already elected unopposed.

More than 13,276 sarpanchs and 83,831 panchs will be elected for 13,276 villages, he said.
Nearly 1.27 crore voters are taking part in the polling.

As per the counting The State Election Commission has set up 17,268 polling booths and 86,340 personnel are deputed on duty.

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