Varanasi, April 08 (H.S.). All preparations have been made for the successful completion of the voting process in the election of Varanasi Local Authority Constituency of Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council. Polling parties left for polling stations located in Varanasi, Chandauli and Bhadohi districts from Pahariya Mandi on Friday. In all the three districts, polling will start from 8 am on Saturday at a total of 26 booths including 11 in Varanasi, 9 in Chandauli and 6 in Bhadohi.

In the election of local authority constituency, MPs, assembly members, members of legislative council, councilors and mayors of municipal corporations, presidents and members of municipality and town panchayats, presidents and members of district and area panchayats, members of cantonment councils and members of village panchayats. A total of 4949 voters including Pradhan will decide the fate of the candidates. In the electoral battle, there is a contest between Dr Sudama Patel of BJP, Umesh Kumar Yadav of SP and former MLC Annapurna Singh. Annapurna Singh is the wife of Brijesh Singh, the outgoing MLC, lodged in the Central Jail of Varanasi. In the last election, BJP had supported Brijesh Singh.

-The District Magistrate inspected the counting site

District Magistrate / District Election Officer / Returning Officer Local Authority Constituency Kaushal Raj Sharma inspected the counting site in Pahariya Mandi after the polling parties were dispatched. During this, he inspected the spot to ensure foolproof security of the strong room. In addition to the deployment of security guards, instructed to install CCTV cameras, lighting arrangements to monitor its surroundings. Apart from this, instructions were also given to erect a wall on the back side. During the inspection, under the supervision of the District Panchayat, he issued a show cause notice to the ADO Panchayat and asked to keep all the ballot boxes safely covered. He called the counting table, R.O. to conduct the counting of votes. Instructions were given to complete the table, drinking water, catering, cooler/fan and adequate lighting etc. on time.