The last panchayat polls in Jammu and Kashmir were held in 2011. The urban local body elections have not been held for nearly eight years.
In January-February 2005, the municipal elections were last conducted and the elected bodies had completed their five-year term in March 2010.
Elections are being watched with keen interest in political circles as their results are likely to throw up new leadership equations among parties, especially the BJP, at the local level.
WB Panchayat Election: TMC workers allegedly tries to disturb law and order situation in parts of Bengal. In violence 10 death have been reported so far
WB Panchayat Election: TMC workers allegedly tries to disturb law and order situation in parts of Bengal. In violence 5 death have been reported so far
WB Panchayat Election: BJP supporter in Bilkanda severely injured after being allegedly attacked with a knife by TMC workers. He is presently undergoing treatment
Punjab Congress has won the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation polls. Ruling Congress bagged 62 seats, whereas Akali Dal and BJP secured victory on 21 seats, while AAP could manage only 1 seat.
The South Delhi Municipal Corporation has ordered food stalls to shelve meat, raw or cooked, inside shelves in South Delhi citing hygiene and "sentiments of people" as the main reasons.
The process of voting to elect representatives to three municipal corporations and 29 municipal councils and Nagar Panchayats started at 8 am and will end at 4 pm. The results will be declared on Sunday evening.