The second panchayat elections in Jharkhand after the State was carved out from Bihar, concluded peacefully as the fourth and final phase of polls was conducted across 41 blocks in 13 districts without any disturbance.
Becoming a testimony of faith rural populace of State has in local governance; the polls saw a very good voting percentage as voters — especially women — thronged polling booths to elect competent Panchayati Raj Institutions representatives of their choice.
The fourth phase recorded polling percentage of 71.23 per cent with polls remaining undisturbed barring a few incidents across the State. The highest polling percentage was recorded in Dhanbad as 78 per cent voters from rural pockets of the district voted for electing a rural Government of their choice, followed by Ranchi (77.89 per cent) and Lohardaga (75.01 per cent).
In Ranchi, voters from Tamar, Bundu, Rahe and Sonahatu exercised their franchise. 77.89 per cent voter turnout was recorded in the four blocks as polling ended after 3:00 pm.