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Punjab Panchayat Polls: Over 13,000 villages to elect local bodies tomorrow

The voting will be held from 8 am to 4 pm on Sunday and counting of votes will take place after the conclusion of polling. As many as 13,276 sarpanchs and 83,831 panchs will be elected for 13,276 villages.

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Chandigarh Published on: December 29, 2018 19:51 IST
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All necessary arrangements have been made to hold smooth, transparent and peaceful polling, an election official said.

Around 1.27 crore voters will decide the fate of 8,000 candidates in fray for the posts of panchs and sarpanchs in the Punjab Panchayat Polls, to be held on Sunday. 

As many as 13,276 sarpanchs and 83,831 panchs will be elected for 13,276 villages,  a state election official said told PTI in Chandigarh on Saturday.

All necessary arrangements have been made to hold smooth, transparent and peaceful polling, he said. 

He said that around 4,363 sarpanchs and 46,754 panchs are already elected unopposed.

The voting will be held from 8 am to 4 pm on Sunday and counting of votes will take place after the conclusion of polling, he said. As many as 13,276 sarpanchs and 83,831 panchs will be elected for 13,276 villages, he said.

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

(With inputs form PTI)

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