Polling ends peacefully in nine Raj civic bodies

Barring stray clashes, Bharatpur and Bhilwara on Monday recorded 75 and 48 per cent polling respectively in a largely peaceful election to nine civic bodies in Rajasthan.

Last Updated: Dec 13, 2010, 21:05 PM IST

Jaipur: Barring stray clashes, Bharatpur
and Bhilwara on Monday recorded 75 and 48 per cent polling
respectively in a largely peaceful election to nine civic
bodies in Rajasthan.

"At least 75 percentage voters cast votes in all the
eight civic bodies. Polling at a booth in Kaman was stopped
for five minutes as supporters of two candidates clashed with
each other. It was restarted as the situation was controlled
in time," K Kunal, Bharatpur district collector said to a news agency.

"In Bhilwara, 48 voters cast votes to elect a
chairperson, and no untoward incident took place anywhere,"
District Collector, Manju Rajpal said.

A total of 810 candidates were vying for 180 seats of
ward members and 83 candidates for eight seats of chairpersons
in eight municipalities in Bharatpur district, while four
candidates contested for chairperson seat in the Bhilwara
municipality by-poll which was necessitated after the death of
the incumbent in a road accident.

PTI