The Uttar Pradesh government will give Rs 30 lakh as compensation to the family of the each of its 2,020 employees, who died during the poll duty, according to a senior official.
Uttar Pradesh CM attributed Bharatiya Janata Party's massive victory in the three-tier panchayat elections to the hard work of the workers and the welfare policies of the government.
After months of speculation over the leadership issue in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is now basking in the glory of the victory in the Zila Panchayat elections.
The sacking of Ramachal Rajbhar and Lalji Verma came close on the heels of party’s dismal performance in recently concluded Panchayat polls in the state.
A senior State Election Commission (SEC) official said Tuesday evening that counting of votes was likely to continue late into the night.
The apex court directed that there will be a strict curfew in the entire state till Tuesday morning and no victory rallies will be permitted.
It said that the State Election Commission will fasten responsibility on gazetted officers for the observance of COVID-19 protocols at counting centres.
The bench was hearing the appeal filed by one Sachin Yadav challenging the Allahabad High Court order which had allowed Panchayat elections to continue in the state.
'Neither police, nor EC did anything': HC questions UP poll body over death of government employees due to COVID
For easing the situation, the court proposed some immediate steps to be taken by the government in the cities of Lucknow, Allahabad, Varanasi, Agra, Kanpur Nagar, Gorakhpur and Jhansi.
Of the 20 districts, polling details of 14 have been compiled. While Lalitpur recorded the highest polling percentage of 80.95, Pratapgarh recorded the lowest at 60.06, the commission said.
Treat or bribe for voters? Two quintal jalebi, 1,050 samosas seized in Unnao ahead of panchayat polls
Acting on information, police raided the residence of a candidate and recovered LPG cylinders, flour, ghee and other things that used for the preparation for jalebi and samosa.