Una, January 22
While the counting of votes for the Panchayat Samiti and Zila Parishad seats in the five-tier Panchayati Raj elections began at 8 am today, the results have been coming in trickles and the counting process promises to continue almost through the night.
However, the initial results of the Zila Parishad, having a total of 17 seats, have gone in favour of candidates owing allegiance to the Congress. Of the two Zila Parishad results declared till 8 pm, District Mahila Congress president Urmila Sharma has won the Basal Upper, while another staunch Congress worker Rajni Devi won the Ambota Zila Parishad seat.
Urmila Devi, whose Zila Parishad ward is in the Kutlehar Assembly segment, defeated BJP-supported candidate Monika Kapila by a margin of 2,925 votes, while Rajni Devi, whose ward is in the Gagret segment, defeated her nearest rival Pinki Devi by a margin of 2,298 votes.
In the Haroli block, the winning candidates declared till 8 pm were Sukhjinder Kaur from Lower Panjawar, Deepika from Panjawar, Swaran kumar from Khadd, Rajvinder Kaur from Pandoga, Meena Kumari from Ispur, Pushpa Devi from Bhadsali, Rajesh Puri from Saloh and Asha Devi from Badheda, while counting of votes on Ghaluwal, Dharampur, Baliwal, Haroli, Karampur, Palkwah, Lalari, Nangal Khurd, Bathu, Bathari, Beetan, Gondpur Bulla, Kungrat, Polian Beet and Pubowal were still in progress. Rama Rani has already been elected unopposed from Dulehar ward.
The winning Panchayat Samiti members from the Una Block include Ramesh Kumar from Panoh, Jagat Singh from Dhamandri, Aruna Devi from Nari, Shobhit Gautam from Nangal Salangri, Sumit Kumar Sharma from Basal Lower, Rajesh Kumar from Rainsary, Mahinder Kaur from Takka, Vikas from Malahat, Manohar Lal from Barnoh, while counting of votes for Dangoli, Arniala Upper, Chattara, Tabba, Kuthar Kalan, Behdala, Jhurowal, Dehlan Upper, Dehlan Lower, Jakhera, Bhatoli, Raipur Sahoan, Charatgarh, Nangran, Jankaur, Sasan, Ajouli, Majara Sanoli are still in progress.
Winners in Bangana Panchayat Samiti announced so far are Poonam Kumari from Takoli, Saurabh Kumar from Sohari, Anita Kumari from Chowki Khas, Sushma Kumari from Ambehra Deheeraj, Raj Kumar from Momaniar, Monika from Balh, Trishla Devi from Mandli, Acchar Bibi from Thada, Jameet Singh from Raipur, Pooja from Dhanet, Rajinder Singh from Kharyalta, Prakash Chand from Arlu Khas, Raj Kumar from Piplu, Kamaljeet from Chamiadi, Rajinder Kumar from Hatli Kesru, Seema Devi from Muchali and counting process on Dhundla, Lathiani and Dhyungli wards are in progress.
In the Gagret Block, the results of Panchayat Samiti members announced include Shivani from Ambota, Nisha Devi from Gagret Upper, Priyanka from Badoh, Tarsem from Tatehda, Kripal Singh from Kutheda Jaswalan and Prince Jaswal from Jadla Kodi, while counting was in progress for Marwadi, Pirthipur, Saloh Beri, Dangoh Khas, Raipur, Bhadrkaali, Bhanjal Upper, Bhanjal lower, Nakroh, Gondpur Banehda Lower, Chalet, Nangal Jariala, Deoli and Saghnai are in progress.
In the Amb block, the winning candidates, who have been issued certificates are Kewal Singh from Gindpur, Nirmala Devi from Bhatet, Jyoti Thakur from Nari Chintpurni, Meenu Sharma from Duhal Bhatwala, Sandeep Kumar from Lohara Upper, Surjit Singh from Mubarikpur, Seema Kumari from Karluhi, Sunita Devi from Lohara Lower, Neelam Kumari from Chowar, Meena Kumari from Mairi Khas, Naresh Devi from Tiai, Ramesh Chandd from Jubehad, Navdeep Rani from Nehri Nauranga, and counting on the Kutheda Khairla, Katohad Kalan, Andaura Lower, Baehad Jaswalan, Thathal, Diara, Hamboli and Dhussara wards was in progress.
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