5th phase of UP polls tomorrow: Police, RAB, BGB men deployed
Published: 12:21 PM, 4 January 2022
The fifth phase of the local government elections to 708 Union Parishad (UP)'s across the country will be held on Wednesday. The voting will start at 8:00 am and it will continue till 4:00 pm.
The official election campaign ended at midnight on Monday. Apprehending probable violence, Police, RAB and BGB personnel have already been on the field in the unions where election is going to be held. There are also judicial and executive magistrates to look after the code of conduct, according to the Election Commission office sources.
In the phase of UP polls, voting will be held through EVMs in 40 Ups while paper ballots will be cast in 668 UPs. A total of 1,42,20,195 voters - 70,60,140 male, 68,36,031 female and 21 transgender - will cast their franchise in 134 centres.
Election Office sources said a total of 3,274 candidates are contesting the chairmen, 39,391 vying for members and 7,950 for women reserved seats.
In this phase, chairmen of 52 UPs have already been elected uncontested. Besides, 32 members of the reserved women's ward and 109 members of the general ward have been elected uncontested.