The counting of votes for the fifth phase of the Bihar Panchayat elections has started at 8 am. Elaborate security arrangements are in place at the counting centers. At 7 o'clock in the morning, a crowd of candidates and supporters started outside the center. Only those who have a pass from the Election Commission are being given entry inside the center.
A huge crowd of candidates and supporters gathered in Muzaffarpur's Kudhni since 6 in the morning. This caused a traffic problem. Despite the persuasion of the police personnel, the crowd did not move. After this, the soldiers dispersed the crowd with a stick. Then the traffic became smooth. Counting of votes is going on in 58 blocks of 38 districts today. The result will be released for 845 posts of Mukhiya and Sarpanch, 124 posts of Zilla Parishad members, 1171 of Panchayat Samiti members, 11553 posts of Gram Panchayat member and Gram Kachari Panch. At the same time, outgoing chief Anamika Pandey has won from Rampur Panchayat of Kesath block of Buxar.
Monika Devi has become the head of Thakuri Panchayat of Bhojpur. At the same time, the counting of votes was disrupted in the Bihiyan block. Outrage among vendors and employees after Bihiyan BDO misbehaved with the employee. Senior officers reached the spot. Counting of votes is going on in 16 panchayats of two blocks in Buxar. In this, first of all, the counting of votes of 3 panchayats of Kesath block has been started. After that, from 12 noon, turn-by-turn counting of 16 panchayats of the Navanagar block will be started. Outgoing chief Anamika Pandey has won from Rampur Panchayat of Kesath block.
The results of Ekangarsarai block and Ben block of Nalanda are about to come. In Ekangarsarai, there are 16 panchayats and in 9 panchayats of Ben block, the government of the village is going to be formed today. The counting of votes for 24 panchayats has started in the Bidupur block of the Vaishali district. However, the counting of votes is being done at Hajipur Women's Industrial Training Center. Counting of votes for Akodi Gola and Bikramganj blocks started in the Sasaram Bazar committee of Rohtas district.
The process of counting workers started in the counting center DIET (Motihari) in East Champaran. The heavy police force will be deployed outside the counting center today. Today the fate of 5339 candidates will be decided. Abhishek Ram won the headship from Balua Zulfaqarabad Panchayat. Suresh Prasad Singh won the post of head from Saraiya Gopal Panchayat. So Krishna Mohan Singh won the post of the head from Patahi East Panchayat. However, Sunita Devi's husband Omprakash Kumar has won the election from Zulfaqarabad Panchayat to the post of Panchayat Samiti.
Counting begins in Charpokhari and Bihiyan blocks of Bhojpur. In Thakuri Panchayat (Charpokhari) Monika Devi won by 520 votes. BDO misbehaved with polling personnel in the Bihiyan block. Counting interrupted. Sadrun Nisha of Ranisagar Panchayat (Bihiyan) won by 772 votes. Counting of the 5th phase is underway in Sitamarhi. In the meantime, the trend of candidates has started coming. Rakesh Kumar, the candidate for the post of the head from Barri Phulwaria panchayat of Bajpatti block, and Usha Devi, candidate for the post of the head from Balha Maqsudan panchayat of Bajpatti block, So they emerged victoriously.
Counting of votes is going on in the Pakri Barawan Block of Nawada. The result of Konandpur Panchayat has been declared. In this panchayat, Ranjit Kumar Sinha won by getting 1333 votes. Counting continues in Saharsa's Saurbazar block. There was a dispute during the voting. However, Ranjit Kumar became the head of Khajuri Panchayat. BDC candidate Soni Devi won the election from Bamhaur Khas Panchayat of Mohania block of Kaimur. In Itmadi Panchayat of Khagaria, Nandan Singh won by getting 941 votes defeating his nearest rival Kailash Pandit.
Voters cast their votes in 58 blocks of 38 districts
Let us inform you that the 5th phase of polling was completed on Sunday. So voters cast their votes in 58 blocks of 38 districts. Under this phase, Also votes were cast for 845 seats for the post of Mukhiya and Sarpanch and 124 seats for Zilla Parishad members. So according to the State Election Commission, 60.79% of voting took place. Women voted 59.54% and men 62.04%.
At the same time, 82% polling was recorded in East Champaran. The lowest voter turnout was 49.07% in Munger. 276 people were arrested and 48 vehicles were also seized so for obstructing the elections. According to the commission, So cases of booth capturing were reported at four places and bogus voting at two places.