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Panchayat polls remain peaceful in Punjab, more than 80% turnout

Polling for elections to 13,080 gram panchayats in Punjab was peacefully held on Wednesday with more than 80 per cent electorates exercising their franchise.

‘The polling went off peacefully...No untoward incident was reported from any part of the state during the poll process...The polling was between 80 to 85 per cent’, an official spokesman of state election commission told reporters after the polling.  The counting of votes is in process and the results will be out by night, he said.

The fate of as many as 27,759 candidates was sealed in ballot boxes for the sarpanch seats across the state while over one lakh candidates are in the fray for 81,412 panch seats, the spokesman said. Around 1,900 sarpanches had already been declared elected unopposed while 21,251 panches have been declared as having won without contest.


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