.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

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Four states conducted elections during the second wave of the pandemic. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • EC said that it has continuously directed state authorities to enforce NDMA instructions
  • Tamil Nadu announced lockdown days after the campaign period was over
  • Counting for votes for all the assembly elections will be held on May 2

.Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
Applicants gather to collect application form of Uttar Pradesh Gram Panchayat Chunav 2021. (Photo credit: File/PTI)

  • The polling, which started at 7 am, was conducted in 18 districts with ballot papers
  • Four people sustained minor injuries after a clash between two groups at a polling booth in Agra
  • For the post of zila panchayat members, 11,442 candidates are in the fray from 779 wards

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
The Supreme Court on Friday will hear in the case of reservation list issued in the Uttar Pradesh Panchayat elections. (Photo credit: Twitter/@ANI)

  • The petition was filed challenging an order by Allahabad High Court that directed UP to take 2015 as base year for reserving seats
  • The Allahabad High Court on March 15 quashed an order by the UP government
  • The order by the UP government deals with reservation of seats for panchayat polls, taking base year as 1995

.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