Lucknow | Jagran Politics Desk: The highly anticpated results for the panchayat elections in Uttar Pradesh were declared on Sunday. In the all important Kanpur, Kinnar Kajal Kiran was elected as the village head from Bidhanu block while Madhu became Pradhan of the Bikru village. On the other hand, Pramod Kumar Gupta won the Gram Panchayat post in Nandpur.

Catch all the LIVE Updates from UP Panchayat elections results 2021 here

In Kanpur Nagar, the polling was held on April 15. According to the state election commission, Kanpur Nagar has 10 development blocks and 590 gram sabhas. In Kanpur, the poll battle was intensified this year after Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) which is also in the fray.

Here are the LIVE Updates from UP Panchayat Election Results 2021:

19:15 pm: Derapur (Kanpur Dehat): Pramod Kumar Gupta defeated Sunil Kumar by 48 votes in Nandpur Gram Panchayat of Derapur.

19:10 pm: Nandpur (Kanpur): Pramod Kumar Gupta wins Gram Panchayat post in Nandpur

19:05 pm: Kanpur Dehat: Madhu becomes Pradhan of Bikru village

19:00 pm: Kanpur: Kinnar Kajal Kiran elected village head from Bidhanu block

15:16 pm: Meanwhile, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed all the district magistrates of the state to maintain decorum at the counting centres after reports of COVID-19 protocols being flouted at these centres.

11:43 am: While 4,485 candidates contested for 590 posts of gram pradhan in Kanpur Nagar, 399 candidates contested for 32 posts of Zila Panchayat.

11:15 am: Also WATCH -- Counting agents violate COVID norms in Firozabad, police struggle to handle crowd

10:51 am: These elections have been conducted in almost 60,000 gram sabhas of UP without any thought of the catastrophic onslaught of the second wave, says Congress' Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.

9:51 am: Meanwhile, the UP government has said that all necessary COVID-19 protocols are being followed while counting the votes to check the spread of the infection.

"UP government maintained all the protocols relating to Covid-19 which were issued by the state poll panel, but the Congress leader has been spreading false information. She is a habitual liar and a habitual scare monger," said UP cabinet minister Sidharth Nath Singh.

9:49 am: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has attacked the state government, saying what is happening in Uttar Pradesh is nothing less than a "crime against humanity" and the state election commission (SEC) is "playing along".

"Over 700 teachers have died in Uttar Pradesh, including a pregnant lady, who was forced to attend polling duty for the panchayat elections. These elections have been conducted at about 60,000 gram sabhas of UP without any thought of the catastrophic onslaught of the second wave," she tweeted.

9:12 am: Also Read -- LIVE Meerut Panchayat Election Results 2021: Counting underway, fate of gram panchayat candidates to be decided

8:35 am: In Kanpur Nagar, there are 590 candidates in fray for 4,485 posts.

8:18 am: The first phase, which was held on April 15, had recorded a turnout of 71 per cent.

8:15 am: The polling in Kanpur Nagar was held in the first phase of UP Panchayat elections along with 17 districts.

8:05 am: Counting of votes begins.

7:52 am: Catch all the LIVE Updates from Lucknow Panchayat Election Results 2021 here

7:45 am: The state election commission had earlier said that Kanpur Nagar has 10 development blocks.

7:30 am: The polling for UP panchayat elections in Kanpur Nagar was held on April 15.

7:18 am: Counting of votes will begin today at 8 am.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma