Almost 13 p.c voter turnout was registered within the early hours of polling to elect panchayat samiti and zila parishad members in six districts of Rajasthan on Thursday, in keeping with the state election fee. The polling began at 7.30 am at round 3,500 polling cubicles in Bharatpur, Dausa, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Sawai Madhopur and Sirohi districts.
The elections are being held in three phases ranging from Thursday to elect a complete of 200 members of six zila parishad and 1,564 members of 78 panchayat samitis. The second and third part of polling can be held on August 29 and September 1, and the counting of votes will happen on September 4 on the district headquarters.
One zila parishad member and 26 panchayat samiti members have already been elected unopposed. Within the first part right this moment, a complete of 26.55 lakh voters will be capable of train their franchise.
A complete of 77,94,300 voters are registered within the six districts, of which 41.23 lakh are males and 36.71 lakh are girls. Rajasthan has a complete of 33 zila parishads on the district stage and 352 panchayat samitis on the block stage.
Of them, elections in 21 districts (21 zila parishad and 222 panchayat samiti) had been held in November- December final yr. The zila parishad and panchayat samiti elections in remaining 12 districts couldn’t happen as a result of excessive court docket keep on the creation of 19 new municipalities in these districts, wherein the realm of Panchayati Raj Establishments was additionally revised.
After the litigation subject on the delimitation course of was resolved in February, the state election fee finalised the voter lists. The lists had been finalised in six districts of Bharatpur, Dausa, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Sawai Madhopur and Sirohi, the place the elections are going down in August-September. The voter lists within the remaining districts of Alwar, Baran, Dholpur, Karauli, Kota and Ganganagar had been additionally finalised lately and the zila parishad and panchayat samitis polls there can be held later.
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