Patna, .LIVE Bihar Panchayat Mukhiya ChunavEVMs have been found defective in many places during the voting on Wednesday in the second phase of the Panchayat elections in Bihar.In Bhojpur, due to a clash between two chief candidates, there was a huge uproar at a booth.In Madhepura, a woman voter fainted while standing in a queue.Despite this, people of 692 panchayats of 48 blocks in 34 districts are voting peacefully for the posts of the headman, sarpanch, gram panchayat member, gram kachari panch, panchayat Samiti member and Zilla Parishad member to form the village government.Representatives are to be elected for 21,131 posts in the voting.The police administration is on alert since late night to ensure that the polling remains peaceful.The polling personnel started reaching the polling stations since morning.Stay tuned with us for moment-to-moment updates on voting.
Bihar Panchayat Mukhiya Chunav 2nd Phase Voting Update
11:10 AM- Inthe Kaukol block of Nawada, people are going to vote after crossing the forest, mountain and covering a distance of 10 km.The reason for this is to shift the booth of the militancy-affected Daniya village of the block to Pachamba.
11:00 AM-There are reports of malfunctioning of the biometric system from many places in Bhojpur district.In most of the places such problem is coming.However, this does not affect voting.
10:45 AM-Biometric system has got damaged at booth 216 Khairi Tiwaridih of Piro block of Ara district.The pace of polling in the Vaishali district is fine.In the first two hours, 10 percent voting has taken place here.Polling is being held in 330 booths.DM Udita Singh and SP Manish are constantly under surveillance.20.36 percent polling in 23 panchayats of Paliganj block in three hours from the morning.
10:25 AM-During the Panchayat elections, Rajan Chaudhary, the outgoing Panchayat Samiti and candidate of Rampur Vishwanath Panchayat under Saraiya block of Muzaffarpur district was attacked.They were out in the area.In this sequence, the criminals riding bikes opened fire.The bullet hit the bike.The candidates have narrowly escaped.However, the police are calling the incident suspicious.
10:16 AM- TheEVM button was defective at booth number two in Jalpura, Paliganj, Patna.After that, the machine was changed.GPS control found faulty at booth number 166 fairies.Women are increasingly having trouble with biometric identification.Their verification is being done after hand washing.Machine verification is getting difficult due to dirty hands or due to oiling.
10:07 AM-Polling is still disrupted in many places.Biometric is not working at booth number 104 and 107 of Mohani Panchayat of Nanpur, Sitamarhi.Therefore, voting is being done without biometrics.Polling has come to a standstill at booth number 49 of some villages of Nanpur in Sitamarhi due to EVM malfunction.
10:00 AM- Two detained including chief candidate in Nawada
Two people, including the chief candidate, were taken into custody in connection with the ruckus in Joravardih of Kaukol, Nawada.The head candidate of Sekhodevara Panchayat, Savita Devi, has been taken into custody.During the commotion at booth 129, both were caught by the police.
09:50 AM-Attack on candidates and voters going to vote in Gaya.A dozen people including the candidate were injured.Two people seriously injured were referred.Voters, including the outgoing chief and chief candidate Vimlesh Rai alias Daroga Rai and his family, were going to vote at booth number 211 and 212 under Tikari police station in the Gaya district.Several family members including the candidate were injured.Injured and chief candidate, Vimlesh Rai said that from the sixth panchayat, the candidate of the chief's post, Khaira resident and his family and supporters attacked him to prevent him from voting.
09:45 AM-Police arrested outgoing Zilla Parishad member and candidate Ajit Yadav in Nawada.He was instructed to be present in the Rajauli police station during the election.Despite this he was in Kauakol.So the police arrested him.
09:33 AM-Votes are being cast from only women voters in the morning regarding Jivaputrika fast at Daranagar booth of Nowhatta block of Rohtas.Today women are observing Nirjala fast.The initiative has also been praised by the villagers.
09:26 AM- The presiding officer was taken into custody
Police detained Rajesh Prasad, the presiding officer of booth number 158, located at Chhachhudih village of Kataria Panchayat of Piro in Bhojpur district.He was telling something to an elderly female voter in the voting room.
09:16 AM-Uproar at the Upgraded Middle School Jorawardih booth of Kaukol, Nawada.Police reached the spot and handled the situation.These two factions of the candidates clashed with each other.Now the situation is back to normal.Police have detained two including a woman in this case.
09:15 AM-Voting is getting delayed due to a technical glitch at Manikpur booth number 122 of Madheupara.Because of this, the voters are making a ruckus.During this, a woman also fainted.After regaining consciousness, she went home without casting her vote.It is said that the woman was on a fast for the festival of Jiutiya.Standing in line for a long time caused trouble.
09:01 AM- Thereare 776 voters at polling station number 57 of Banhara Panchayat, the middle school of Banhara Panchayat located in Tetia Bambar, Munger.So far 25 female and 13 male votes have cast their vote here.
08:54 AM-Voting disrupted due to technical glitch in EVM at booth number 75 of Fenhara block of East Champaran.EVM is also defective at booth number 100 of Madhuban block.
08:45 AM- Inthe Madhuban booth of Madhepura Sadar block, a spoon has been printed in the EVM in lieu of the fish mark of the Zilla Parishad candidate Sanjay Kumar.This has created resentment among the candidates and supporters.There is a possibility of a commotion.In Shakarpura Batauna of Madhepura Sadar block, five candidates had been nominated for the post of ward member, but only three have got their election symbols.In view of the situation, Circle Officer Yogendra Das has said to cancel the election of the ward member.
08:38 AM-Voting has been disrupted so far at booth number 150 of Madhuban block of East Champaran due to disturbances in EVMs.Voters are waiting in a queue.
08:32 AM-The video of an alleged secret meeting to woo voters on the morning of polling in Ghosrava Panchayat of Giriyak in Nalanda district has gone viral on the internet media.In this, money is being offered for the banquet in the scheduled tribe settlement of the village.We do not confirm the veracity of this video.We are only giving information about one such video going viral.In Aurangabad too, ahead candidate has been accused of giving money to the voter to vote in his favor.
08:24 AM-EVMs were faulty at various places in Munger's Tetia Bumber.Voting started there after an hour.Polling started after about an hour at primary school Gokulchak polling booths number 40 and 41 due to EVM malfunction.Votes are being held for 210 posts in seven panchayats here.So far only 1.6 percent of the votes have been cast.
08:15 AM-Voting could be started from 7.25 am at polling stations 42 and 43 under the Pratapganj block of Supaul.There too the EVMs were bad.
08:07 AM-There has been a technical glitch in the EVMs of voting for the post of Panchayat member at the Upgraded Middle School Devchanda booth number 109 of Piro, Bhojpur.Because of this, the voting has not started yet.Observer Rajesh Kumar has reached the booth.On the other hand, EVMs have been changed due to disturbances at 10 booths in the Paliganj block of Patna.EVMs have also been changed at booth 195, 209, 213, 22, 12, 44, 61, 92.
08:00 AM-Under the second phase of polling in East Champaran district, polling work started for 28-gram panchayats of three blocks including Rajepur, Tetaria and Madhuban.In the initial phase, polling has not started yet due to a technical glitch in EVMs at booth number 109 of Tetaria block including 146,140,144,147 and 116 of Madhuban.Technicians are busy repairing EVMs.
07:58 AM-Voting interrupted due to malfunctioning of EVMs at booth number 136 of Nawada.Polling was also disrupted for half an hour at Tilath booth number 112 of Piro of Arrah due to a fault in the EVM.Later another EVM had to be ordered.EVM malfunction at PACS warehouse booth number 43 of Dandkhora block of Katihar.
07:43 AM- In Bhojpur, two chief candidates clashed, ruckus.
During the polling for the Panchayat elections, two head candidates clashed back at booth number 112, 114 of Tilath, Government Middle School, Bhojpur.Voting was disrupted due to the commotion.There was a ruckus in front of the police.
07:35 AM-Voting is disrupted at North Muradpur polling station number six of Kursela block of Katihar due to a fault in the EVM.There are queues of women voters since morning in Magraon of Rajpur block of Buxar, Booth No. 67 of Middle School in Madwan block of Muzaffarpur and Vishanpur of Kahra block of Saharsa.
07:25 AM-Voting begins in 283 booths of 20 panchayats of Bhargama, Araria.Voting has been affected at booth number 144 due to EVM glitches.
07:20 AM-Voting is going on in 242 booths of 17 panchayats of Madhepura.In case of any discrepancy in the EVMs at the polling stations, arrangements have been made to replace them immediately.For this, clusters have been formed at the Panchayat level.30 to 35 EVMs have been kept in each cluster.
07:15 AM-1.25 lakh voters will vote in 221 booths of Banka.Voting has started.There are total 1610 candidates.Tight security arrangements have been made for the polling.
07:05 AM-The process of voting has started as soon as seven o'clock in the morning.People have started queuing up at the polling stations.However, in many places, the voting has not started yet.People keep coming.
06:40 AM-Six polling personnel have been deployed at each polling station by the Election Commission.Help desks have been opened for the convenience of the voters.According to the Election Commission, the voting will end at 5 pm, but till that time the voters standing in the queue will be given a chance to vote.
06:20 AM-Elaborate security arrangements have also been made at all the polling stations to ensure that law and order is notdisturbed inany way during the election.Out of a total of 21,131 posts, 3,402 posts have been elected unopposed.At the same time, nomination papers have not been filed for 319 posts and these posts remain vacant.
06:00 AM-Votes will be held from 7 am to 5 pm at 9886 polling stations in 692 panchayats of 48 blocks in 34 districts of Bihar.In this, representatives are to be elected for 21,131 posts for the village government.Against these 21,131 posts, 71,467 candidates are in the fray.Of these, 34,177 are male and 37,290 are female candidates.Out of the total 71,467 candidates, maximum 40,903 candidates are for the post of Panchayat member.
Polling being held here in second phase
Nalanda (Tharthari, Giriyak)
Siwan (Siwan Sadar)
Rohtas (Rohtas, Nowhatta)
Gaya (Tekari, Guraru)
Muzaffarpur (Madwan, Saraiya)
East Champaran (Madhuban, Phenhara, Tetaria)
West Champaran (Chanpatia)
Sitamarhi (Choraut, Nanpur)
Darbhanga (Benipur, Alinagar)
Madhubani (Pandol, Rahika)
Samastipur (Tajpur, Pusa, Samastipur)
Katihar (Kursela, Katihar, Hasanganj, Dandkhora)
Khagaria (District PRD-17 & 18)
Jamui (E. Aliganj)
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