Bhopal, Be it Lok Sabha elections or Panch post elections, every single vote is important. The panchayat elections in Madhya Pradesh produced interesting results. The panchayat elections in Harda and Sagar were tied between the candidates, meaning both got equal votes.
It was difficult to decide how to be considered elected. With the consent of the villagers and the candidates, tickets were drawn by children in both places. The administration declared the candidate whose name was removed by the children as elected.
An interesting incident came to light at the time of counting of votes and announcement of results of Panchayat elections in Harda district. In Ward No.-1 of Gram Panchayat Kankaria, two women candidates Shyambai and Gaurabai were facing each other for the Panch post. After the polling on June 25, the panchayat election results were announced today in a strange situation when it was revealed that both the women candidates got exactly 8 votes each.
Dharmendra Chokse, the taluka officer present at the scene, took the decision to decide the victory or defeat on the basis of ticket with the consent of both the candidates. Lakhin was thrown into a plastic bin on separate notes in the names of both the women.
Then a note was drawn to a one-year-old child. The child took out a note with Shyambai’s name. After that, the Taluk Adhikari gave Shyambai a certificate of winning the election. When Shyambai was declared elected, the defeated Gourabai also welcomed the decision with raised hands.
Talukadhikari Dharmendra Chokse said that Shyambai was declared elected on the basis of the ticket. Both women candidates got equal votes. A total of 26 votes were cast in Kankaria Panchayat Ward One. Shyambai and Gourabai both got 8 votes each.
Remaining 10 votes went to the account of other candidates. Residents of the same village, the two women are related to each other, but faced each other in the elections. Even after the defeat, a happy Gourabai said that she was happy that her sister-in-law Shyamabai was elected.
Exactly the same opinion was given by the public in Singarchori Panchayat of Jaisinagar block of Sagar district. Here the decision on the post of Sarpanch was tied. Here also the decision was made by drawing lottery in the taluka office. 6 candidates were in the fray for the Panchayat post in Singarchori.
After the voting, counting was done, in which Minal Ajay Jain and Balwan Singh Rajput got exactly 416 votes each, i.e. there was a tie. Then, on the instructions received from the Election Commission, the lottery was decided. Talukadhikari Rnimal Rathore took the decision by passing a note to a girl in the presence of both the candidates. The girl drew the ticket in the name of Balwan Singh Rajput and was declared victorious.HS1MS