The results of the Uttar Pradesh Panchayat elections will be announced on May 2 only. The Supreme Court on Saturday (May 1, 2021) refused to ban the counting of UP panchayat elections. In fact, the court allowed the counting of votes at 829 counting centers, accepting the state election commission’s assurance of following the Kovid-19 protocol. The Supreme Court also said that no celebrations and rallies will be allowed after the election results are announced.
Reprimanding the Uttar Pradesh Election Commission Supreme Court Said that if the counting of votes is postponed in view of the Corona crisis, then no sky will be broken. The court asked the Election Commission that in view of the current situation, have you considered that the counting of votes can be postponed? There is crisis everywhere. Do you have health facilities? Test available? ‘ If counting is postponed for two-three weeks, the sky will not break. The Supreme Court has also sought guidelines issued from the State Election Commission.
Seeking clarification from the UP Election Commission, the court further said that more than 2 lakh seats Counting of votes Hoge, for which there are only 800 centers. So you will count about 800 seats at each center. There will be many candidates for each seat, so how will you ensure a limit of 75 people per person at the counting station.
Additional Solicitor General Bhati said that the counting of votes for the UP Panchayat elections has been scheduled on Sunday, as the state has a weekly curfew. In such a situation it will be easier to control the crowd.
The Supreme Court has directed the UP Election Commission to keep CCTV footage of polling stations till the completion of the hearing by the Allahabad High Court on the related petitions.
Please tell that in the last 24 hours on Saturday in India Corona virus More than 4 lakh new cases were reported and more than 3500 people died. The petition, filed on Friday, sought a stay on the counting of votes, citing officials who died due to corona during electoral duty. The court had issued a notice to the state government and the Election Commission regarding this, but now the court has approved that the counting of votes will take place at its appointed time tomorrow (May 2).