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Jharkhand Elections LIVE: Maoists Blow Up Bridge In Gumla District, 62% Voter Turnout Recorded Till 3 PM

A Total Of 37,83,055 Electorate, Including 18,01,356 Women And Five Third-gender Voters Are Eligible To Exercise Their Franchise In The First Phase Across Six Districts.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Fayiq Wani | Updated on: 30 Nov 2019, 04:12:36 PM
The first of the five-phase polling began in 13 assembly constituencies in Jharkhand on Saturday.

The first of the five-phase polling began in 13 assembly constituencies in Jharkhand on Saturday. (Photo Credit: File Photo)

New Delhi:

The first of the five-phase polling began in 13 assembly constituencies in Jharkhand on Saturday. The voting commenced at 7 am and will end at 3 pm, Election Commission officials said. A total of 37,83,055 electorate, including 18,01,356 women and five third-gender voters are eligible to exercise their franchise in the first phase across six districts. The fate of 189 candidates, including 15 women nominees, will be decided in the first phase of the polling in Chatra, Gumla, Bishunpur, Lohardaga, Manika, Latehar, Panki, Daltonganj, Bishrampur, Chhatarpur, Hussainabad, Garhwa and Bhawanathpur.

Key candidates in the fray are Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) nominee and state Health Minister Ramchandra Chandravanshi from Bishrampur and state Congress president Rameshwar Oraon from Lohardaga seat.

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An estimated 62.87 per cent votes were cast when voting ended at 3 pm on Saturday.

Jharkhand Assembly Elections


Jharkhand Assembly Elections

Palamau Deputy Commissioner-cum-Returning Officer Shantanu Agrahari said a minor clash broke out between two groups near a polling station at Kosiyara in Daltonganj assembly constituency during the first phase of voting on Saturday, reports PTI. 

Jharkhand Assembly Elections


Jharkhand Assembly Elections


Jharkhand Assembly Elections


PM Modi tweets

Phase 1 of the Jharkhand elections is in progress. I urge those whose constituencies go to the polls today to vote in large numbers & enrich the festival of democracy.

11 per cent voter turnout recorded till 9 am

Around 11.02 per cent polling was recorded till 9 am on Saturday in the first of the five-phase elections that began in 13 Jharkhand assembly constituencies. The voting commenced at 7 am and will end at 3 pm, Election Commission officials said.


Brisk voting is underway at several polling stations, they said.

Maoists blow up a bridge in Bishnupur in Gumla district. No injuries reported. Deputy Commissioner Shashi Ranjan says voting not affected.

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The BJP, which is seeking a second straight win under the leadership of Chief Minister Raghubar Das, is contesting in 12 seats in the first phase while it is supporting Independent candidate Vinod Singh from Hussainabad.

 The fate of 189 candidates, including 15 women nominees, will be decided in the first phase of the polling in Chatra, Gumla, Bishunpur, Lohardaga, Manika, Latehar, Panki, Daltonganj, Bishrampur, Chhatarpur, Hussainabad, Garhwa and Bhawanathpur.

Jharkhand Assembly Elections

A total of 37,83,055 electorate, including 18,01,356 women and five third-gender voters are eligible to exercise their franchise in the first phase across six districts.

The first of the five-phase polling began in 13 assembly constituencies in Jharkhand.

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First Published : 30 Nov 2019, 07:17:31 AM