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Jharkhand, J&K 2nd phase polls: As It Happened
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  • Jharkhand records 64.49 percent polling in the second phase, says Election Commission.
  • 71 percent voting recorded in the second phase of Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir.
  • Balloting ends peacefully in Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand in the second phase of Assembly elections.
  • As per election officials, 53.91 percent polling was recorded in Jammu and Kashmir till 2 pm. 
  • Two villages in south Kashmir's Kulgam constituency have en masse decided not to cast their ballots, alleging discrimination in development and harassment by security forces. Out of 4,521 eligible voters, just one vote was cast at six polling stations of Bugam and Panivah falling in Kulgam Assembly segment in the first three hours of polling.
  • An impressive turnout of over 30 percent was on Tuesday recorded in 18 constituencies in Jammu and Kashmir till noon in the second phase of Assembly Elections with voters rebuffing separatists' boycott call. Nearly 31.44 percent of the 15.35 lakh electorate exercised their franchise in the first five hours of polling while serpentine queues could be seen at many polling stations as voters waited for their turn braving cold weather.
  • People's Conference leader Sajjad ​Ghani Lone casts his vote in north Kashmir's Handwara constituency.
  • Polling was going on peacefully and 32.10 percent of the total 44,31,900 voters exercised their franchise in the first four hours in Jharkhand, Election Commission sources said. Till 11 am, Baharagora constituency registered the maximum voter turnout of 44.38 percent. 
  • Jharkhand witnessed 31.35 percent polling till 11 am. The highest polling was recorded in Chaibasa where the voter turnout was 45 percent and the lowest turnout with 20.15 percent was in Sisai.
  • Nearly 10 percent of the 15.35 lakh electorate exercised their franchise in the first two hours of polling in Jammu and Kashmir.
  • Moderate to brisk voting has been recorded in the first couple of hours in the nine seats in Jammu and as many in Kashmir Valley with boycott calls by separatists and militants and the cold weather failing to dampen the enthusiasm of voters who queued up in large numbers.
  • An infiltration bid on the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district was foiled on Tuesday, the day voters of this border district cast their ballots in the second phase of Assembly Elections.

Also Read: Infiltration bid on LoC foiled on polling day

  • Moderate polling has been recorded in the nine constituencies of the Kashmir Valley which went to polls in the second of the five-phase Assembly Elections in Jammu and Kashmir.
  • About 16.32 percent turnout was recorded in the first two hours in 20 Jharkhand Assembly constituencies across seven Maoist-hit districts where polling was underway today in the second phase.
  • In Jammu and Kashmir, nearly five percent voter turnout was recorded in the first one hour. Serpentine queues could be seen at many polling stations as voters waited for their turn. Polling is by and large peaceful.
  • According to official figures, Jammu and Kashmir's Lolab Assembly segment recorded the highest turnout of 10.5 percent in the first hour of polling.
  • Barring the replacement of a defective EVM at one of the booths in the Jaganathpur Assembly constituency, polling was going on smoothly and peacefully in Jharkhand, an official said.
  • First phase polling was held in 13 Maoist-affected seats of Jharkhand on November 25 last which witnessed a turnout of 62 percent.
  • Amid tight security, polling began at 7 am in all the 20 Jharkhand Assembly constituencies. While voting will end at 3 PM in 18 constituencies, it will continue upto 5 PM at Jamshedpur (West) and Jamshedpur (East) seats.

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