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Second phase of Jharkhand assembly polls underway, 12.3% voter turnout till 9 am

Second phase of Jharkhand assembly polls underway, 12.3% voter turnout till 9 am

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 07 Dec 2019, 05:27 am

Ranchi/IBNS: The second phase of Jharkhand assembly polls, which will seal fates of candidates in 20 of 81 seats, is underway on Saturday.

The voter turnout in the 20 assembly seats is recorded at 12.3% till 9 in the morning.

The voting began at 7 am and will continue till 5 in the evening.

Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das and Assembly Speaker Dinesh Oraon are some of the key candidates in fray in the second phase of polling.

In Jharkhand, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is contesting this assembly election solo while the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), Congress and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) are fighting the election in an alliance.

The first phase of polling was held on Nov 30 with a voter turnout of 62.87%.