Palamu, Counting of votes for Jharkhand three-tier panchayat (general) elections-2022 in the first phase is going on today. By morning, preparations were completed at the counting centers in many districts, after which the counting of votes started from 8 o’clock. Election Commission officials said that in the first phase, on May 14, elections were held in 1,127 gram panchayats in 72 blocks of 21 districts. On May 14, polling was held in 6 blocks of Palamu. In the first phase, in 62 panchayats, a total of 1895 candidates were in the fray for the post of headman, zilla parishad member, panchayat representative and ward member. The box of fate of all of them is going to open today.
Counting of votes at the counting center
Counting of votes is going on in many districts of Jharkhand. One of them is Giridih, where the counting of votes is being done amid heavy security arrangements. Counting of votes is being done at the counting center set up in the Agricultural Produce Market Committee in Giridih. DC Naman Priyesh Lakra inspected the counting hall here this morning. It is being told that counting of votes is going on for 1080 posts of Giridih, Gandey and Jamua blocks. Apart from Giridih, counting of votes is also going on in the Polytechnic College of Chandil subdivision of Seraikela-Kharsawan district.
A total of 30,221 candidates for the four posts
According to the guidelines of the State Election Commission, today the decision is being taken for the victory and defeat of a total of 30,221 candidates for the four posts of Panchayat. Of these candidates, 17,437 have been reported as women. At the same time, out of the total 9,819 seats in this phase, 5,057 seats were reserved for women. The total seats include 7304 seats for Gram Panchayat members, 1,117 for Mukhiyas, 1,256 for Panchayat Samiti members and 143 for Zilla Parishad members. For Gram Panchayat member, 17,822, 6,890 for Mukhiya, 4,694 for Panchayat Samiti member and 815 candidates for Zilla Parishad member will be known.
Story first published: Tuesday, May 17, 2022, 10:16 [IST]