In Bihar, polling is underway peacefully for the Third Phase of Panchayat Elections amidst tight security. Polling, which began at 7 a.m., will continue till 5 p.m. Polling is being held in 50 blocks spread over 35 districts including Patna, Buxar and Madhubani today. In all, 81 thousand 616 candidates are in the fray. Three thousand 144 candidates have been elected unopposed. No untoward incident has been reported from any part of the state.
For the first time, EVMs are being used in Panchayat Polls in the state. Bihar State Election Commission has asked authorities to strictly follow COVID protocols during polling. Counting of votes will be taken up on 10th and 11th of October.