Zoom News : Sep 29, 2020, 09:29 AM
Jaipur: Due to Corona in Rajasthan, the Panchayat elections had to be postponed and now when the Panchayat elections were held in the Corona era, all the previous records of voting were broken by the people. Before the Corona transition, there was 81.3% voting in the Panchayat elections in January, but 83.5% voting has taken place in the Corona era. Rajasthan has become the first state to conduct elections in Corona's time. Elections were held for sarpanch and panch posts in 947 gram panchayats of the state on Monday, and the results have also been declared in the evening.This time it was instructed to strictly implement the corona virus guideline to cast votes in elections. Complete preparations were made at polling stations. The corona positive person was also given the right to contest elections and the corona victim was also given the right to vote.The maximum voting was held in Barmer's Panchayat Samiti in 2 gram panchayats of Dhorimanna. There is 94.66 percent voting here. Similarly, the lowest voting has taken place in the Gram Panchayat of Sayla Panchayat Samiti in Jalore, where 66.18% votes have been cast.After this, elections will be held in the remaining gram panchayats of the state on October 3, October 6 and October 10. Schedules for election of 55 gram panchayats postponed in Udaipur will also be released. After this, elections for Panchayat Samiti and Zilla Parishad will be announced in the state. However, there is suspense on this because the Rajasthan government has once again approached the court to postpone the election of Panchayat Samiti and Zilla Parishad, as both these elections are held on party symbol.However, conducting elections in the Corona period is no less risky. During the voting, the administration had asked people to follow the Corona virus guidelines, but neither social distancing nor any mask was seen among the people who went to cast their votes in the village. However, wearing a mask was mandatory at the time of casting votes. Because of this, people were wearing masks inside the polling booth.