Dehradun: Counting for the Uttarakhand local body election 2018 will take place on Tuesday, November 20. Today’s result will decide the fate of 4, 978 candidates, said officials. Also Read - More Nuanced, Compassionate Approach Required to Deal With Crisis: Rahul Gandhi on Lockdown
The urban local body polls which were held in Uttarakhand on Sunday saw nearly 60 per cent of the electorate casting their votes. Although the polling passed off peacefully, repolling was held at ward number 106, 107 and 108 of Udhampur Singh Nagar district on Monday as it stopped in these respective wards due to a technical snag. Also Read - Madhya Pradesh: 22 Rebel Congress MLAs Join BJP, Day After Kamal Nath's Resignation as Chief Minister
A total of 84 urban bodies, including seven municipal corporations, 39 municipal councils and 38 Nagar panchayats went to polls on Sunday, according to the state election commission’s office. Also Read - 'Just a Short Rest,' Madhya Pradesh Congress Predicts Kamal Nath to be Back as Chief Minister Soon
Meanwhile, the ruling BJP demanded a high-level probe and asked the state election commission to punish officials responsibly. BJP president Ajay Bhatt said in a statement, “We demand a high-level probe into the irregularities in the voters’ list.”
“It is not acceptable. BJP has suffered due to these irregularities. 2019 Lok Sabha polls are approaching. More caution should be maintained regarding the voters’ list,” he said.
Meanwhile, state Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat thanked the people for their enthusiastic participation in the elections. There were 23.53 lakh voters in the state out of which 12.20 lakh were male and 11.33 lakh female.