Bihar panchayat polls: 15 mukhiyas lose in Bhojpur’s Piro block | Patna News

ARA: At least 15 of 22 panchayats have voted against the incumbent mukhiyas in Bhojpur’s Prio block as the results of rural polls were declared on Friday night.
Incumbent mukhiyas of only seven panchayats in the block – Taar, Akaruan, Kothuan, Baraun, Tilath, Katariya and Sukhrauli – have managed to retain their seats. Voters in the Kothuan panchayat elected Satyendra Narayan Singh for third successive time for the post of mukhiya. In a manifestation of growing empowerment of women in rural politics, voters in 11 panchayats have elected women mukhiyas.
Voters in Pro block have also changed all the three members of zila parishad. Kumari Jipsa Anand has been elected as zila parishad member from area number 11, Suman Devi from area number 12 and Asha Devi from area number 13.
The women voters had outnumbered the male voters by at least 10% in the panchayat elections held on Wednesday in the Piro block of the district.

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