Wearing a mask was mandatory during the election, while arrangements for ensuring compliance of social distancing had also been made at polling booths
The polling for the first phase of election of the sarpanch and panch in 947 gram panchayats in Rajasthan began on Monday morning.
“The polling began at 7.30 am amid security arrangements. The polling will take place as per the guidelines related to COVID-19,” state Election Commission secretary Shyam Singh Rajpurohit told PTI.
He said elections in 55 village panchayats of the Sarada and the Gogunda panchayat samitis of Udaipur had been postponed in view of the prevailing situation in Dungarpur.
Violence erupted last Thursday in Dungarpur district, where candidates of a recruitment exam blocked a highway. The situation remained tensed till Sunday.
“Since the police force was engaged in law and order, and polling parties were…