BJP Sweeps Municipal Corporations and Civic Body Elections in Jharkhand

Jharkhand Civic Body Election Results

The ruling BJP swept all the five Municipal Corporations for the posts of Mayor and deputy Mayor in Jharkhand on April 21, 2018 for which polls were held on party lines for the first time on 16 April, 2018.

The BJP also registered an impressive victory in the Jharkhand civic elections, winning 21 out of 34 local bodies.

The most significant aspect of the BJP’s performance is the fact that the party won mayoral and deputy mayoral posts in all five municipal corporations – Ranchi, Hazaribagh, Giridih, Adityapur and Medininagar.

While Asha Lakra won the Mayor’s post for the Ranchi Municipal Corporation, Sanjiv Vijayavergiya won the deputy Mayor’s post, State Election Commissioner told in a press conference after counting of the votes of April 16 elections.

While Ms Lakra defeated Jharkhand Mukti Morcha’s Varsha Gaadi, Vijayavergiya trounced Congress’s Rajesh Kumar Gupta.
Roshni Tirkey won the Mayor’s post for Hazaribagh Municipal Corporation defeating Gunja Devi of the Congress and Raj Kumar Lal won the Deputy Mayor”s post beating Anand Dev of Congress.

For Giridih, Sunil Kumar Paswan won the Mayoral post beating Congress’s Samir Raj Choudhary while Prakash Ram won the Deputy Mayor’s post beating Mohammad Istiak of the Congress.

For Adityapur Municipal Corporation, Vinod Srivastav defeated Congress’s Yogendra Sharma for the post of Mayor while Amit Singh won Deputy Mayor”s post defeating Manoj Mahto of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha.

For Medininagar Municipal Corporation, Aruna Shankar defeated independent candidate Punam Singh to win the Mayor’s post, Rakesh Kumar Singh defeated Congres’s Manoj Singh for the post of Deputy Mayor.

After the announcement of results an elated Chief Minister Shri Raghubar Das said it is the victory of politics of development of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. “The people of the country have enormous faith in the leadership of the Prime Minister,” CM Shri Das said.

the State Election Commissioner said, “It was a challenge for us to hold the Municipal Corporation elections on party lines as it was held on party lines for the first time in Jharkhand”. However, with the cooperation of the state government elections were held in a peaceful, fair and transparent manner with the cooperation of the district electoral officers”.