Jharkhand municipal election 2018 updates: BJP maintains lead; Congress close behind
RANCHI: Counting for Jharkhand municipal election or Nagar panchayat election results 2018 is currently underway. The Bharatiya Janata Party, ruling party of the state, managed to maintain a strong lead in several civic bodies since the counting commenced. Later on, Opposition parties including Congress, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha or JMM and Jharkhand Vikas Morcha or JVM started making gains. Jharkhand municipal election or nagar panchayat election results 2018 will be declared by Friday afternoon. Stay tuned to Zee News for latest updates of all 38 Nagar Nigam (34 polls and 4 by-polls).
The polling of the keenly contested Jharkhand Municipal Elections 2018 (Jharkhand Nagar Nikay Chunav 2018) was held on April 16. The elections were held for five Municipal Corporations (Nagar Nigam), 16 Municipal Councils (Nagar Parishad) and 13 Nagar Panchayats in Jharkhand on April 16. Bypolls were also held at four local bodies – Jhumri Tilaiya, Deoghar, Dhanbad and Bishrampur.
The election to the 34 local bodies in Jharkhand witnessed a triangular fight between Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Congress and the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha led by Shibu Soren, which has a strong voter base in the tribal regions. The outcome of the local body polls is also being seen as a curtain raiser for the assembly elections in Jharkhand 2019. An overall voter turnout of 65.15 percent was recorded in the Jharkhand civic body polls, with the lowest voter turnout recorded in the state’s largest urban local body – Ranchi Municipal Corporation.