New Delhi, Oct 16: The results of phase II of Maharashtra Gram Panchayat elections will be declared on Tuesday. The counting of votes was scheduled to begin this morning by the State Election Commission. As many as 7,576 Gram Panchayats (GPs), spread over 34 districts in Maharashtra, went to polls in two phases on October 7 and 14. India.com will be updating live news on Maharashtra Gram Panchayat Election Results, stay tuned to us for all the updates.
The first phase covered Gram Panchayats in Nashik, Amravati and Aurangabad revenue divisions. The second one covered Gram Panchayats in Konkan, Pune and Nagpur divisions. It was reported that votes will be counted on October 16 but due to some reasons, it was postponed.
After performing outstandingly in the first electoral round, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is aiming to leave a mark in the second phase of elections as well. In the first phase on October 7, 3884-gram panchayats went to polls. Of these, election results of 2,974 bodies were declared on Monday (October 9). While the BJP won around 50 per cent of the gram panchayats, the Congress came at second, followed by Shiv Sena and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP).The second phase of election which took place on October 14, covered
The second phase of election which took place on October 14, covered 3,692-gram panchayats, spread over 16 districts. The election registered 81 per cent turn out reportedly.
Explaining the direct election to village body heads, State Election Commissioner (SEC) J S Saharia had earlier said, “Voters now will have to cast as many as three votes, one for the Sarpanch and others for the members. The ballot paper will have different colour shades for Sarpanch, SC, ST and other backward class candidates.”
Saharia had also asserted that the candidates contesting for the post of Sarpanch, who was born as on or after January 1, 1995, need to have been passed Std VII. Stay with us for the live news updates on Maharashtra Gram Panchayat election results 2017.