65% polling in last phase Jharkhand panchayat polling

Amid sporadic incidents, the fifth and final phase of panchayat polls today ended in Jharkhand with 65 percent polling, the state election commission sources said here.

Updated: Dec 24, 2010, 23:48 PM IST

Ranchi: Amid sporadic incidents, the
fifth and final phase of panchayat polls today ended in
Jharkhand with 65 percent polling, the state election
commission sources said here.

The percent was recorded at 3 pm and could increase,
the sources added.

A total of 376 companies of security forces had been
deployed to oversee polling in 242 panchayats situated in five
districts - Garhwa, Palamau, Giridih, Ranchi and West
Singhbhum.

A total of 10,262 candidates for various posts,
including the post for mukhia, contested the polls.

-PTI