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Voting ends for second phase of polls in Jharkhand on 20 seats, nearly 60% voter turnout reported

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Voting ends for second phase of polls in Jharkhand on 20 seats, nearly 60% voter turnout reported

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 07 Dec 2019, 06:56 pm

Ranchi/UNI: Barring a couple of stray incidents, including one in Sisai in which a youth was killed in police firing, polling for the second phase of elections on 20 seats of the state concluded by and large peacefully with an average voter turn out of nearly 60 per cent.

Till 1500hrs, the average voter turn out was 59.27 per cent. However, the figures are tentative and the polling percentage is likely to be revised once the office of the Chief Electoral Officer announcesthe exact numbers. As per the data available so far, Sisai has witnessed the maximum turn out at 68.60 per cent.


Polling on Jamshedpur East and Jamshedpur West seats ended at 1700hrs while the remaining seats voted till 1500hrs being marked under Left Wing Extremism Zone.

Out of the 20 seats, which went to polls, a maximum of 16 were reserved for Schedule Tribes, one for Schedule Caste and three others, including Bahragora, Jamshedpur East and Jamshedpur West were in general category.


Constituency wise voter turnout till 1500 hrs is as following: Bahragora 66.38 per cent, Ghatshila (ST) 64.47 per cent, Potka (ST) 61 per cent, Jugsalai (SC) 59 per cent, Jamshedpur East 46.41 per cent, Jamshedpur West 43.22 per cent, Saraikela (ST) 56.77 per cent, Chaibasa (ST) 62.28 per cent, Majhganon (ST) 66.67 per cent, Jagannathpur (ST) 60.99 per cent, Manoharpur (ST) 60.03 per cent, Chakradharpur (ST) 62.72 per cent, Kharasawan (ST) 60.12 per cent, Tamar (ST) 67.83 per cent, Torpa (ST) 59.11 per cent, Khunti (ST) 59.2 per cent, Mandar (ST) 61.14 per cent, Sisai (ST) 68.6 per cent, Simdega (ST) 59.07 per cent and Kolebira (ST) 56.5 per cent.

In Gumla, half a dozen policemen were injured and a youth was killed in a clash between people and security forces at booth no. 36 in Kudra panchayat area of Baghani village. Post the incident, polling on the booth. The deceased youth was later identified as Jilani Ansari.

In another incident, the Maoists set on fire a bus at Jojohatu under Chaibasa assembly area in the West Singhbhum district. The bus had come to take the polling parties to the relocated both. No casualty was reported in the incident.

Prominent candidates, who had their fates sealed in the EVMs today, included Chief Minister Raghubar Das, former cabinet minister Saryu Rai and Congress nominee Gourav Vallabh, Jharkhand Assembly Speaker Dinesh Oraon, Rural Development Minister Neelkanth Singh Munda, Water Resources and Sanitation Minister Ramchandra Sahis, State BJP president Laxman Giluwa and former JPCC chief Pradeep Balmuchu from Ghatshila.

Voting ends for second phase of polls in Jharkhand on 20 seats, nearly 60% voter turnout reported

India Blooms News Service
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