Arun Lata Sharma
Sitamarhi : The fifth phase of Panchayat elections in Sitamarhi District in North Bihar passed off peacefully on October 24, 2021. The elections were held under Bajpatti and Pupri blocks amid tight security arrangements. Sitamarhi DM Sunil Kumar Yadav and SP Har Kishore Rai visited several booths on the day.
There are 11 Panchayats and 163 polling booths under Pupri Block. This block has 87,981 voters. Altogether 1,517 candidates are in the election fray. Under Bajpatti Block, 2,239 candidates are in the election arena. For them 275 polling booths were established for 1,50,139 voters. Tight security and administrative arrangements were made to handle law and order during the polls. Special attentions were paid to sensitive areas.
Women voters participated in the election process with enthusiasm. A few fake female voters were detained at Awapur south village booth with the help of biometric identity detection machine under Pupri block. The district administration gave adequate attention to implement Covid-19 restrictions.