Voting begins for 16 seats in the final phase of Jharkhand elections

Out of the total of 5,389 polling stations, 396 have declared hyper LWE sensitive, while 208 LWE sensitive. Besides, 1,321 polling stations have declared hyper sensitives and 1,765 sensitives for other various reasons.
Written By Siddhu Manchikanti | Updated: December 20, 2019 12:42 IST
Voting begins for 16 seats in the final phase of Jharkhand elections

Voting has begun in 16 constituencies for the fifth and final phase of polling for Jharkhand Assembly elections on Friday. As many as 237 candidates are contesting in the seats. Chief electoral officer, Vinay Kumar Choubey said, "Few pockets in this phase got affected by left-wing extremism. We've ensured adequate security in every booth."

 
Altogether 237 candidates are contesting in 16 of the state’s 81 assembly seats including social welfare minister Louis Marandi from Dumka, agriculture minister Randhir Singh from Sarath, former chief minister, and JMM working president Hemant Soren from Dumka and Barhait, former deputy chief minister Stephan Marandi from Maheshpur and former speaker Alamgir Alam from Pakur. There are 29 women contestants in the final and the fifth phase of Jharkhand assembly elections.
 
Out of the total of 5,389 polling stations, 396 have declared hyper LWE sensitive, while 208 LWE sensitive. Besides, 1,321 polling stations have declared hyper sensitives and 1,765 sensitives for other various reasons.
 
In the meanwhile, PM Narendra Modi on Friday asked voters to vote in record numbers as the fifth and final phase of Jharkhand Assembly elections began at 7 am. "I request all voters to vote in record numbers and join this festival of democracy," he tweeted. The final phase will witness voting for 16 Assembly seats wherein 237 candidates are contesting.




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