#PanchayatPolls

.Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, India
Panchayat elections were held in the state last month, where a total of 3,050 seats went to polls. . (PTI Photo)

  • A village in UP's Ayodhya, with a Hindu majority population, elected a Muslim gram pradhan
  • Hafiz Azeemuddin Khan was the lone Muslim candidate among 8 aspirants for the post
  • Azeemuddin told media, 'My victory is a shining example of Hindu-Muslim unity

.Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
Counting of ballot papers in the UP Panchayat polls has come to an end. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • The UP Panchayat election was seen as the curtain-raiser to the 2022 state Assembly polls
  • Samajwadi Party claimed it bagged over 800 out of about 3,000 in zila panchayat seats
  • "Claims of opposition parties that the BJP performed badly are incorrect," the BJP said

Polling officer counting Panchayat election ballots at a counting centre in Lucknow. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • A school teacher from UP's Jaunpur died seven days before her wedding
  • She died of COVID-19 
  • The teacher reportedly got infected while on election duty

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Villagers stand in queue to cast their vote at a polling station in Prayagraj, during the first phase of Uttar Pradesh Gram Panchayat election. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Votes for the UP Panchayat polls will be counted from Sunday onwards
  • More than 500 teachers and support staff died while on election duty amid the second wave of COVID-19
  • The SC has directed the state to impose curfew till the votes are counted in the centres

.Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
Villagers stand in queue to cast their votes at the polling station, during the first phase of Uttar Pradesh Gram Panchayat election (Photo Credits: PTI)

  • More than 3.52 lakh candidates are in the fray in Monday's polling
  • Voting will be held across 20 districts
  • Polling will begin at 7 am and will end at 6 pm

.Fatehpur Chaurasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
Kuldeep Sengar was convicted of raping a minor and trying to implicate her father in a false case. (Photo credit: Twitter/@ANI)

  • Sangeeta Sengar has been given a BJP ticket from the Fatehpur Chaurasi Tritaya seat
  • She is the outgoing Zila Parishad Chairperson of Unnao
  • Her husband and former BJP MLA Kuldeep Sengar was sentenced to 10 years in prison in 2019

.Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh, India
New reservation list of UP Panchayat elections for Mirzapur district was released on Saturday. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Government of UP CM Yogi Adityanath had brought a 'new reservation policy' ahead of Panchayat polls
  • The Allahabad High Court asked the government to release a new list
  • After it was released, many people flocked to check the list in the District Panchayat office in Mirzapur

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
The first reservation list was released on Saturday at 2 am. (Photo Credit: Representational/ PTI)

  • The newly issued reservation list has affected almost all the seats
  • The move comes after the Allahabad High Court changed the base year for reservation 
  • The 1995 base year has been changed to 2015

.Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had earlier announced a rotational system will be followed for reserving seats in this election. (Photo credit: Representative image/Unsplash)

  • The elections for the 57,207 seats will be held on April 30
  • The state has a total of 826 development blocks and 58,194 gram sabhas
  • The tenure of the incumbent village panchayat ended on December 25, 2020

.Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Amit Chavda said he took responsibility of the election results. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@AmitChavdaINC)

  • Amit Chavda said he would work as a common party worker
  • Leader of Opposition Paresh Dhanani too resigned from his post
  • The ruling BJP won all the 31 district panchayats, 70 out of 81 municipalities