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The Patna district administration has geared up for the elections of different wards of Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC), six Nagar Parishads and three Nagar Panchayats in Patna district scheduled for May 17.
Addressing a press conference here on Friday, in-charge DM Manoj Kumar said that there are 72 wards in PMC with 630 candidates. One candidate has been elected unopposed while 14 candidates withdrew their nomination papers, he said.
Regarding Nagar Parishad polls, Kumar said that there are 27 wards in Barh Nagar Parishad with 114 candidates. In Khagaul, too, there are 27 wards with 69 candidates in the ring.
There are 40 wards in Danapur with 169 candidates in the fray while in Mokama, there are 28 wards with 111 candidates in the fray. In Masaurhi, there are 28 wards with 170 candidates while in Phulwarisharif, there are 28 wards with 111 candidates in the electoral field, he said.
Regarding Nagar Panchayat, Kumar said that there are 23 wards in Fatuha with 99 candidates while in Maner there are 19 wards with 93 candidates in the field. He said that there are 20 wards in Bakhtiyarpur with 82 candidates.
Kumar said that altogether there are 310 wards in entire Patna district with 1,648 candidates in the electoral field.
He said that he had held meetings with police officials and directed them to identify sensitive booths under their jurisdictions.
The verification of arms licenses would be completed by May 9, Kumar said. He said that the district administration has adequate police force to hold free and fair elections.