Ranchi, Apr 20: The results for the Jharkhand Municipal Corporation Elections 2018 (Jharkhand Nagar Nigam Chunav) are being declared today. Counting of votes for five Municipal Corporations in Jharkhand began at 8 AM and the final results are expected to be out by late afternoon. Both Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress are confident of performing well in the Jharkhand local polls. The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) too is upbeat. Voting took place for the Jharkhand Civic Polls on Monday, April 16 from 7 am to 5 pm. Catch updates of results for Jharkhand local body polls 2018 here.
A total voter turnout of 65.15 per cent was recorded in the Jharkhand Civic Polls overall, Ranchi Municipal Corporation, which is the state’s largest urban local body, recorded the lowest turnout of 49.3 per cent. RMC election candidates had said that they will approach the State Election Commission with complaints of errors and names missing from voter lists on polling day.
The contest has become even more interesting with candidates for the post of Mayor and Deputy Mayor fighting on the party symbol.
The Nagar Nigams that went to polls were:
- Modinagar Nagar Nigam
- Hazaribagh Nagar Nigam
- Giridih Nagar Nigam
- Ranchi Nagar Nigam
- Adityapur Nagar Nigam
According to Jharkhand State Election Commission, 278 candidates were in the fray for 34 Mayor and chairman seats, 320 for Deputy Mayor and Vice chairman, 122 for Mayoral and Presidential posts and 23 candidates for Deputy Mayor and Vice President posts.
The results for Jharkhand Nagar Parishad Elections 2018 and Jharkhand Nagar Panchayat elections 2018 will also be declared today. Along with 5 Nagar Nigams, voting took place for 16 Municipal Councils (Nagar Parishad) and 13 Nagar Panchayats.