Gujarat Gram Panchayat Result 2021
Gujarat Gram Panchayat Result 2021: over 8,600 gram panchayats in Gujarat to go to Result on December 21, Around 1.82 crore voters are expected to cast their votes through ballot papers across around 23,100 polling booths, and the results will be announced on December 21. The elections include general elections, mid-term elections, and by-elections.
Although, gram panchayat elections are not fought on party symbols, it is considered significant ahead of the next year’s Assembly elections.
As many as 1,165 village panchayats and 9,613 wards were declared as “totally uncontested”, where representatives were elected unopposed, as per the Gujarat State Election Commission. Such panchayats are called ‘samras’ in Gujarat. Besides, 473 sarpanches have been elected in a “partially uncontested” process (where only one candidate for the post of sarpanch was left after the withdrawal of nominations while polls for other seats were being held), it said.
Amid tight security arrangements and COVID protocols in place, the polling for Gujarat Gram Panchayat elections are currently underway in more than 23,000 booths for elections to 8,690 village panchayats. The polls are being seen as a major test for political parties ahead of the Gujarat Assembly elections due in December next year.
A gram panchayat election is fought by a candidate in his/her personal capacity and not on the symbol of any political party. The candidate, however, remains affiliated with one party or another. A total of 27,200 candidates are in the fray for the elections of sarpanch and 1,19,998 for panchayat members.