Jalandhar, September 22: The Jalandhar Zilla Parishad and Panchayat Samiti Elections 2018 Results will be declared today, September 22. The counting of votes is set to begin at 8 am and the results are expected to be out by this evening. Voting for the Punjab rural body elections took place on Wednesday, September 19. Stay with us for Live updates on the counting of votes for the Jalandhar rural body polls. There are 83 Zila Parishad seats and 672 Panchayat Samiti seats in Jalandhar.
Repolling was held was held at 28 booths across eight districts including Amritsar and Tarn Taran because of clashes between the Congress and the Shiromani Akali Dal workers. Former chief minister Parkash Singh Badal alleged that a large number of Congress workers, brandishing swords, were involved in booth capturing. Meanwhile, counting is underway for Punjab Zila Parishad and Panchayat Samiti Elections 2018 across 21 other districts including Amritsar, Ludhiana and Patiala too.
Gurdaspur recorded the lowest voter turn-out with 47 percent voters cast their votes, whereas Mansa topped with 71 percent voter turnout. A total voting percentage was recorded at 58 percent. The polling took place on 354 Zila Parishad seats and 2,900 panchayat seats.
The polls witnessed a triangular contest between the ruling Congress, the Aam Aadmi Party and the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) combine.There are a total of 1,27,87,395 registered voters in Punjab, comprising 60,99,053 women and 97 third-gender voters.