By CJ Anshuman Singh
In Punjab, voting is underway for 22 Zila Parishads and 150 Panchayat Samitis today. 1.27 crore voters will exercise their franchise to decide the fate of 855 candidates for Zila Parishad and 6028 candidates of Panchayat Samitis. 17,268 polling booths have been set up. 50,000 cops are deployed on security duty and 35 poll observers are keeping an eye on the poll process. In Jalandhar, over 12000 police and civil administration employees have been deployed at 1206 polling booths. The administration has identified 131 hypersensitive and 287 sensitive polling stations.