s Home About Us Contact Us Daiji Dubai Al Mazroui & Clevy
Nidhi Land
  Matrimonial |  Properties |  Jobs |  Classifieds |  Achievers |  Astrology |  Ask Doctor |  Cartoon |  Sponsored Greetings |  Red Chillies |  Tips for life |  Tribute |  Debate




      Search in

Monday, May 17, 2010 11:02:00 PM (IST)  

Grama Panchayat Poll Results : Various Hues of Democracy on Display !

Grama Panchayat Poll Results : Various Hues of Democracy on Display !
From Our Special Correspondent
Daijiworld Media Network

Bangalore, May 17: If unopposed election of as many as 7,878 candidates from among the total number of 2.32 lakh candidates in the fray for the two-phase polls for the 80,159 seats in the 5,474 grama panchayats of Karnataka was the first interesting part, the counting of votes in the respective taluk panchayats on Monday produced even more interesting results.

With closely contested elections in the several grama panchayats, there were many instances of candidates getting elected by a solitary vote for some seats while in some grama panchayat seats the winning candidate had to be chosen by lottery in view of the main rival candidates getting the same number of votes. Apart from these interesting features in the electoral results, the counting of votes and the declaration of results led to altercations, clashes in several places and even lathi-charge by the police to control the mob.

Well, that marked the display of various hues of democracy at the grass-roots in the first rung of the three-tier panchayat raj bodies which went to polls in two phases on May 8 and 12 in Karnataka with a little over 80% of the electorate exercising their franchise in the two phases unlike the very low percentage of around 44 in the Bruhat Bangalroe Mahanagara Palike elections held in March.













Counting of votes began as scheduled at 8 am in all the taluk headquarters for their respective grama panchayats in each district. But the State Election Commission authorities in Bangalore were unable to give a clear picture of the counting and official sources in the commission indicated that the results would be known only by Tuesday.

"It is difficult to give category-wise details of results, especially in multi-member constituencies,”  the official sources said.

According to information reaching state headquarters, M Ramegowda of Nandagudi grama panchayat in Bangalore rural district was declared elected by a single-digit margin against his nearest rival N Nagesh in the seat reserved for Backward Class A category.  A similar result was reported in Tolasi grama panchayat of K R Pet taluk of Mandya district when Lakshman was elected by a single vote. In another incident of Paduthonse grama panchayat of Udupi district, a couple – Sadiq and Fouzia – were declared elected.

There was another incident of a candidate being declared elected by the returning officer of Salagrama panchayat by lottery in view of the tie in the votes secured by the two main contestants as provided under the rules of the Karnataka Panchayat Raj Act.

The defeat of the candidate of Hebbur gram panchayat in the district by a single vote led to the clash. The police arrested three persons in connection with the incident. Supporters of a winning candidate attacked a defeated candidate at Abbigere gram panchayat of Ron taluk in Gadag district. The injured person was later shifted the nearby hospital.

Reports reaching here said Venkata Reddy, candidate, who contested the Mandikal gram panchayat elections in Chickballapur district, had not received even a single vote. If the reports are correct, evidently the candidate himself did not vote for him.

In a family contest in Tubigere grama panchayat in Mandya taluk, Pushpalatha defeat her mother-in-law Jayamma by a narrow margin.

In Hoskote taluk of Bangalore rural district, four grama panchayats did not have to go through the process of elections and as many as 111 grama panchayat seats had their representatives getting elected unopposed which is perhaps a first of its kind in the entire state, according to the returning officer.

Reports reaching here said, uberappa (40) attempted to commit suicide in Mudhol gram panchayat limits of Yalburga taluk of Koppal district following his defeat in the elections by a mere 3 votes by consuming poision. He was immediately shifted to the district hospital in Gadag where he is said to be recovering.

Clashes between the police and supporters of candidates were reported from several districts. Supporters of a  candidate entered into an argument with the police and the police caned the unruly mob at the counting centre located at the Government Polytechnic in Tumkur.

The police also resorted to lathicharge in Hassan district when supporters of rival candidates staged protests opposing delay in the commencement of the counting process. In Sindhanur taluk, an unruly mob pelted stones at the counting centre opposing delay in the announcement of results.


Comments on this article
ISMAIL K PERINJE, PERINJE/YANBU-KSA
Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Now a days GP elections were fought very seriously like assembly and MP elections.The money and muscle power used in the GP election scares us and makes us curious where it going to end.This is really a new dangerous trend in the GP election which may spoil health of the peaceful society.All poltical parties sit together and give a serious thought cull the all these negative thing happenings.

Avi, Mangalore
Monday, May 17, 2010

I request Daiji to give full list of winners. Thank you Daiji world

RAGHUVEER, DUBAI/MADANTHYAR
Monday, May 17, 2010

BEWARE ? just born political leader coming ? born in grama panchayat ! ruling in swaraj panchayat!

 
Print this Article
Email this article to your friend
 
 
Write your Comments
 
News Title Grama Panchayat Poll Results : Various Hues of Democracy on Display !
Your Name
Native Place / Place of Residence
Your E-mail
Your Comment
[Please limit your comments within 2000 characters]

You have characters left.
Disclaimer: Please write your correct name and email address. Kindly do not post any personal, abusive, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, discriminatory or unlawful or similar comments. Daijiworld.com will not be responsible for any defamatory message posted under this article.

Please note that under 66A of the IT Act, sending offensive or menacing messages through electronic communication service and sending false messages to cheat, mislead or deceive people or to cause annoyance to them is punishable. It is obligatory on Daijiworld to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments, to the authority concerned upon request.

Hence, sending offensive comments using daijiworld will be purely at your own risk, and in no way will Daijiworld.com be held responsible.
 
Security Validation
Enter the characters in the image above
 
 
Published by Daijiworld Media Pvt Ltd Mangalore
Editor-in-chief : Walter Nandalike


Main Office :
Emporium Complex , C-5 First Floor, Old Pumpwell road, Mangalore, Karnataka. Pin 575002
Telephone : 0091-824-4259372, 4278372 , Fax : 0091-824-2439373
e-mail   General enquiry: office@daijiworld.com , News & Info : news@daijiworld.com
       

Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | About Us
Copyright ©2001 - 2014. All rights reserved.
Our Franchise Offices
Kishoo Enterprises, Maithri Complex, 3rd Floor,
Udupi Service Bus Stand, Udupi, Karnataka. Pin 576101
Telephone : 0091-820-4295571
e-mail : udupi@daijiworld.com
Daijiworld Middle East FZE
P.O.Box: 84772, Dubai, UAE
Tel: 971-50-6597629  Fax: 971-4-2639207
Email: dubai@daijiworld.com
There has been a database error. Technical Support has already been notified. You will be informed when this issue is resolved. Thank you for your patience!