Voting for municipal elections in Jharkhand — in which posts of mayor, deputy mayor of municipal corporations, and chairmen and vice-chairmen of municipal councils were held on party lines for the first time in the state — passed peacefully Monday.
Voting percentage recorded across 34 municipal bodies was 65.15 per cent, a marginal rise of around 2 per cent against the 63.17 per cent in 2013. The results will be declared on April 20.
State Election Commissioner N N Pandey said the voting percentage was likely to rise marginally, as people were queued up at many booths even after 5 pm.
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