Jharkhand municipal election 2018 results LIVE updates: BJP’s Asha Lakra wins mayor post in Ranchi Municipal Corporation

Jharkhand municipal elections 2018 (Jharkhand Nagar Nikay Chunav 2018) results LIVE updates: Major boost for BJP, as they saw of challenges from Congress and JMM to emerge victorious in Ranchi.

Jharkhand municipal election 2018 results LIVE updates: BJP’s Asha Lakra wins mayor post in Ranchi Municipal Corporation
Daltonganj: Actress Poonam Dhillon at a road show in support BJP candidate Aruna Shankar who contesting for the post of Mayor, in Daltonganj on Saturday (April 14, 2018)

Jharkhand municipal elections 2018 (Jharkhand Nagar Nikay Chunav 2018) results LIVE updates: Counting for the civic polls results in Jharkhand is underway. BJP, Congress and JMM are fighting for Mayor and Deputy Mayor posts. The counting of votes for 34 local bodies of the state commenced at 8 am and results are set be out by the afternoon, according to the State Election Commission (SEC). Polling was done on April 16 for five Municipal Corporations (Nagar Nigam), 16 Municipal Councils (Nagar Parishad) and 13 Nagar Panchayats. As per SEC, voting percentage for the Ranchi Municipal Corporation was 49.3. This was higher than the 34.13 per cent voting recorded last time. For the first time, the civic body polls have been held on party lines the state. BJP, Congress, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) and others have fielded candidates for posts of Mayor and Deputy Mayor.

Check Jharkhand municipal elections 2018 (Jharkhand Nagar Nikay Chunav 2018) results LIVE updates:

3: 00 pm:  BJP has one 20 Mayor/Chairman posts and 16 Deputy posts in Jharkhand Municipal Elections and Bye-elections that were held for 34 and 4 local bodies respectively.

2: 48 PM: BJP candidate Asha Lakda wins mayoral post in Ranchi Municipal Corporation.

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2: 40 PM: Jharkhand Municipal Elections 2018 (Jharkhand Nagar Nikay Chunav 2018) polling was held on April 16. The elections were held for five Municipal Corporations (Nagar Nigam), 16 Municipal Councils (Nagar Parishad) and 13 Nagar Panchayats in the state. Bypolls were also held at four local bodies – Jhumri Tilaiya, Deoghar, Dhanbad and Bishrampur.

2:00 PM: Results of these elections are crucial ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. 14 Lok Sabha seats will be up for grab.

1:30 PM: BJP candidate Vinod Srivastava has bagged the Mayor post of Adityapur Municipal Corporation

1:25 PM: After 6 rounds of counting of votes, BJP candidate Sanjeev Vijayavarfiya has taken lead over 26,000 votes on Deputy Mayor post in Ranchi Municipal Corporation.

1:15 PM: News are coming from Ranchi that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is leading on both Mayor and Deputy mayor posts of the city’s Municipal Corporation. In a big development, Congress has now giving tough competition for the Deputy Mayor post. JMM is second on Ranchi Mayor post.

1:05 PM: BREAKING from Ranchi– BJP candidates are trailing on both Mayor and Deputy Mayoral seats. Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) has taken lead once again.

1:02 pm: Congress has bagged the post of Phusro Nagar Parishad Deputy Chairperson. RJD candidate has won the post of Koderma – Domchanch Nagar Panchayat Deputy Chairperson

12:58 PM: BJP has bagged the post of Ranchi – Bundu Nagar Panchayat Chairperson. AJSU candidate has won the post of Bundu Nagar Panchayat Deputy Chairperson. BJP has won Giridih Nagar Nigam.

12:54 PM: Congress candidate Deepnarayan Uranv has won Gumla Nagar Parishad Chairperson post and JMM candidate Kalim Akhtar has bagged the post of Gumla Nagar Parishad Deputy Chairperson.

12:50 PM: BJP has bagged the post of Jhumri Tilaiya Nagar Parishad Chairperson. JMM has bagged Deoghar–Madhupur Nagar Parishad Chairperson and deputy Chairperson. JMM has also bagged Chaibasa Nagar Parishad Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson.

12:45 PM: BJP candidates have won Sahebganj Nagar Panchayat Chairperson, Deputy Chairperson. Meanwhile, Roshni Tirki is the new mayor of Hazaribagh Nagar Nigam

12:40 PM: Congress has bagged both Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson Lohardaga Nagar Parishad. Winners are Anupama Bhagat and Rauf Ansari.

12:35 PM: WATCH- Tough fight for Ranchi mayoral post

12:30 PM: BJP candidate Pinki Kesari has won Garhwa Nagar Parishad Chairman Post. Independent Lata Devi has bagged Nagar Utari Nagar Panchayat Deputy Chairman Post

12:25 PM: Ranchi mayoral post is witnessing a tough fight. JMM candidate Varsha Garhi has once again started leading against BJP nominee Asha Lakra. However, BJP candidate Sanjeev Vijayavargiya has taken Deputy mayoral post.

12:20 PM: BJP has bagged Mayor and Deputy Mayor posts in Hazaribagh Municipal Corporation. Congress candidate Pushpa Kullu won Simdega Nagar Parishad Chairman’s post, BJP nominee Omprakash Sahu has bagged Deputy Chairman post.

12:00 PM: BJP wins Mayor and Deputy Mayor post in Hazaribagh Municipal Corporation.

11:55 AM: In Ranchi Municipal Corporation, JMM’s Varsha Garhi is leading on Mayoral post against BJP’s Asha Lakra. On the deputy mayoral post, BJP’s Sanjeev Vijayavargiya is leading.

11:45 AM: In Garhwa Nagar Parishad, BJP’s Pinki Kesari wins Chairman Post. Meanwhile, independent candidate Lata Devi wins Nagar Utari Nagar Panchayat Deputy Chairman Post.

11:40 AM: In Godda, Independent candidate Guddu Mandal and JVM nominee Benu Devi have won Chairman Post and Deputy Chairman’s Post respectively. BJP candidate Dablu Bauri has won the Dhanbad Chirkunda Nagar Parishad Chairman Post.

11:35 AM: BJP candidate Gunja Devi has won Chatra Chairman Post and JVM’s Sudesh Kumar has bagged Chatra Deputy Chairman Post. BJP nominee Sampa Saha has won Pakur Chairman Post. BJP’s candidate Sunil Sinha has won Pakur Deputy Chairman post

11:30 AM: In Adityapur Municipa corporation, BJP’s Vinod Srivastava has taken lead on Mayoral post and Amit Singh aka Bobby Singh was ahead on Deputy Mayoral post. BJP has bagged Mayor post and deputy Mayoral post in Giridih Municipal Corporation. BJP candidate Sunil Kumar Paswan has won Mayoral post even as Prakash Ram has bagged Deputy Mayor post.

11:00 AM: According to reports, BJP’s Kamal Gupta won Chairman post in Mihijam Nagar Parishad. Congress’s Shanti Devi has bagged Mihijam Nagar Parishad Deputy Chairman Post. BJP candidate Rani Devi has bagged Jamtara Nagar Panchayat Chairman Post. BJP nominee Chandi Charan has won Jamtara Nagar Panchayat Deputy Chairman post.

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10:55 AM: Breaking news from Ranchi. Close fight continues between BJP and JMM. Outgoing Mayor of BJP Asha Lakra was initially trailing to JMM’s Varsha Garhi, has taken lead after second round of counting of votes

10:50 AM: Meanwhile, Congress supporters are protesting in in Chirkunda Nagar Parishad in Dhanbad. They have demanded recounting of votes. BJP candidate has already won the Chairman’s post

10:45 AM: Independent candidate was ahead in Jhumtri Tilaiya. Congress has teaken lead on Deputy Chairman post in Dumka Nagar Panchayat. Another Congress nominee is ahead on Chairman post in Lohardaga Nagar Parishad

10:40 AM: BJP candidate was ahead on the Deputy Chairman post in Saraikela Nagar Panchayat. Congress nominee has been leading on Chairman post

10:30 AM: BJP candidate Kamal Gupta has won Chairman post in Mihijam Nagar Parishad (Jamtara). Congress nominee Shanti Devi has bagged Deputy Chairman’s post

10:25 AM: Jharkhand Mukti Morcha was leading on Ranchi Mayor post which was held by BJP. All Jharkhand Students Union (AJSU) Parrty is ahead in Adityapur

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10:18 AM: BJP candidate Dablu Bauri has won Chairman post in Chirkunda Nagar Parishad. RJD has taken lead on Chairman and Vice Chairman seats in Garhwa Nagar Parishad

10:15 AM: JMM candidate Mithilesh Kumar Thakur leading on Chaibasa Chairman seat, Doma Minj leading on Deputy Chairman seat. JMM candidate Anil Edward leading on Gumla Chairman seat

10:10 AM: BJP has candidates have bagged both Chairman and Deputy Chairman posts in Khunti Nagar Panchayat. According to reports, BJP candidate Arjun Pahan has won Chairman’s post.

10:05 AM: Close fight is going on between BJP and Congress in Saraikela Nagar Panchayat. The BJP candidate has gained lead on the Deputy Chairman post . Congress is ahead on Chairman post here.

10:00 AM: BJP candidate Gunja Devi has won Chairman post in Chatra Nagar Parishad. BJP nominee Tirki has won Chairman post in Latehar Nagar Panchayat. Independent candidate Jitnedra Mandal has bagged the Chairman post in Godda Nagar Parishad. Meanwhile, Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (JVM) candidate Benu Choubey wins on Deputy Chairman post.

9:40 AM: According to reports, for the first time, the elections for the post of the Mayor and Deputy Mayor are taking place on a party basis. All the key parties in the area, including BJP, Congress, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) and All Jharkhand Students Union (AJSU), have fielded their candidates for the post of Ranchi Mayor and Deputy Mayor. Outgoing Ranchi Mayor Asha Lakra and Deputy Mayor Sanjiv Vijaybargia contrested on BJP tckets.

9:10 AM: Elections were held in- Garhwa Nagar Parishad, Garhwa District, Chatra Nagar Parishad, Chatra District, Madhupur Nagar Parishad, Deoghar District, Godda Nagar Parishad, Godda District, Medininagar Nagar Nigam, Palamu District, Hazaribagh Nagar Nigam, Hazaribagh District, Giridih Nagar Nigam, Giridih District, Ranchi Nagar Nigam, Ranchi District, Adityapur Nagar Nigam, Saraikela-Kharsawan District, Sahibganj Nagar Parishad, Sahibganj District.

8:15 AM: Pakur Nagar Parishad, Pakur District, Dumka Nagar Parishad, Dumka District, Mihijam Nagar Parishad, Jamtara District, Jamtara Nagar Panchayat, Jamtara District, Khunti Nagar Panchayat, Khunti District, Bundu Nagar Panchayat, Ranchi District, Saraikela Nagar Panchayat, Saraikela-Kharsawan District, Chakulia Nagar Panchayat, Purbi Singhbhum District, Deoghar Municipal Corporation, Deograh District, Dhanbad Municipal Corporation, Dhanbad District, Bishrampur Nagar Parishad, Palamu District, Jhumri Tilaiya Nagar Parishad, Chirkunda Nagar Parishad, Dhanbad District.

7:50 AM: Polling was held in- Phusro Nagar Parishad, Bokaro District, Ramgarh Nagar Parishad, Ramgarh District, Lohardaga Nagar Parishad, Lohardaga District, Gumla Nagar Parishad, Gumla District, Simdega Nagar Parishad, Simdega DistrictKoderma District, Latehar Nagar Panchayat, Latehar District, Domchanch Nagar Panchayat, Koderma District, Rajmahal Nagar Panchayat, Sahibganj District,

7:30 AM: Barharwa Nagar Panchayat, Sahibganj District, Basukinath Nagar Panchayat, Dumka District, Nagaruntari Nagar Panchayat, Garhwa District, Hussainabad Nagar Panchayat, Palamu District, Chhattarpur Nagar Panchayat, Palamu District, Chaibasa Nagar Parishad, Paschimi Singhbhum District, Kapali Nagar Parishad, Saraikela-Kharsawan district.

7:10 am: It has been learnt that polling was held in 34 civic bodies. Number of voters were 22 lakh. Apart from 34 civic bodies, elections were held in Bishrampur, Dhanbad, Jhumri Tilayya and Deoghar. 278 candidates were contesting for Mayor and Chairman seats, 320 were in the fray for Deputy Mayor and Vice chairman, 122 candidates have contested for Mayoral and Presidential posts and Deputy Mayor and Vice President posts witnessed contest between 23 candidates.

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First published on: 20-04-2018 at 00:52 IST