Polling begins for panchayat elections in Punjab
Polling to elect sarpanches and panches for 13,276 villages has started amid tight security. The voting started at 8 AM and will conclude around 4 PM. The counting of votes will take place after the polling.
All necessary arrangements have been done for smooth and transparent polling. More than 8000 candidates are contesting for the post of sarpanchas and panches. More than 1.27 crore voters will take part in the polling today. The election commission has set up 17,268 polling booths. Also, 86,340 personnel are deployed on duty today.
According to PTC News, 4,363 sarpanches and 46,754 panches have already been elected unopposed.