Bihar Panchayat Election 2021: 10 phase-poll, 25 Lakh voters, 90,000 EVMs—All you need to know
Bihar Panchayat Election 2021: Bihar is all set to hold Panchayat Elections between April and May. This will be a marathon election that will be held in 10 phases.
Bihar Panchayat Election 2021: Bihar is all set to hold Panchayat Elections between April and May. This will be a marathon election that will be held in 10 phases. This election will be held to elect as many as 8,387 elected panchayat heads (Mukhiya). Besides, members to 1161 district board, 1,14,667 wards and others posts including the ‘sarpanches’ and their aides will also be elected through Bihar Panchayat Election 2021.
The elections will be conducted in 45,103 village-based polling booths through the EVMs.
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The forthcoming panchayat elections in Bihar will be conducted using electronic voting machines (EVMs). As per reports, the Nitish Kumar-led state government has earmarked a fund of Rs 122 crore to purchase 90,000 EVMs for smooth conduct of the elections. Notably, the panchayat elections in Bihar are scheduled to be held in 10 phases in April-May this year.
Patna Panchayat Elections 2021
As per the reports, elections to the 322 panchayats in Patna would be held in the 8th phase, wherein a total of 25 lakh voters will exercise their franchise.
“In all, 4,705 polling booths will be set up for the purpose. There will 4,354 main polling booths and 351 auxiliary polling booths. Altogether 5,411 EVM sets will be required for the polling. Each EVM will comprise six ballot units,” Times of India quoted district panchayati raj officer Shushma Kumari as saying.
Bihar Panchayat Elections to be Held Amid Tight Security
In a bid to avoid any untoward incident, the panchayat elections in Bihar will be held amid tight security. As per the reports, 18,420 polling personnel will be deployed for smooth elections. In Patna, there are 4,354 wards in the 322 panchayats. Recently, out of the total 322 panchayats, 14 were upgraded to nagar panchayats. The remaining seats would be included in the nearby panchayats, said TOI report.
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