Patna, Apr 27 (ANI): Polling is underway for the third phase of the multi-phased panchayat elections in Bihar on Wednesday.
875 Gram Panchayats in 54 blocks are voting in this phase.
Polling will continue till 5 p.m.
The prominent blocks going to polls in this phase are Bihta and Mane in Patna district, Rajpur in Baxar district, Kargahar and Rajpur in Rohtas district, Jagdishpur and Charpokhri in Bhojpur district, Giriyak, Katrisarai and Silaw in Nalanda district, Rampur, and Kundra in Kaimur district, Bodhgaya, Mohra, and Nimchak Bathani in Gaya district.
Polling has been held peacefully so far with no untoward incident reported.
One presiding officer has been arrested in Saran District on charges of irregularities in the conduct of elections.
The polling for the fourth phase will be held on April 30, fifth phase on May 3 and the sixth phase on May 6. The polling for the seventh phase will be held on May 9, eight phase on May 12, ninth phase on May 15 and the tenth phase on May 18.
The polling for 262,000 panchayat posts will end on May 18. (ANI)