Lucknow: An estimated 49 per cent votes were polled for Lucknow Municipal Corporation and eight Nagar Panchayats in the first round of urban local body elections in Uttar Pradesh which passed off by and large peacefully.
"Till 5 PM, 45 per cent votes were polled and it is expected that the poll percentage will be around 49 to 50 per cent as polling continued at places," state Election Commissioner SK Agarwal told reporters.
This is the first major electoral exercise since the Samajwadi Party returned to power in the state winning Assembly polls hundred days ago.
However, the urban civic body poll is for all practical purposes a direct battle between the Congress and the BJP, as SP is not participating in it and the party said it would not allow its workers to use party symbol in the contest....more
08:19 PM, Jun 23, 2012
Lucknow: Polling for Lucknow Municipal Corporation in the three-tier urban local body elections in Uttar Pradesh will be held on Saturday. Besides the Lucknow Municipal Corporation, polling will also be held for eight nagar panchayats in the district, sources in the State Election Commission said. More than 22.47 lakh RPT lakh voters are expected to cast their ballotsfor the Lucknow Municipal Corporation and eight nagar panchayats on Saturday. Voters will...
01:41 AM, Jun 23, 2012