Deputy Election Commissioner Umesh Sinha said that the polling was by and large peaceful and smooth in both the states. Mr Sinha also said voting in Naxal-affected areas was also peaceful.
Mr Sinha has thanked community radio for creating voter awareness in the two states.
Bye-Elections were also held in two Parliamentary seats and 51 Assembly seats across 17 states today. Mr Sinha said Election Commission team would visit Jharkhand soon to take stock of preparations for Assembly polls in the state.