Jharkhand Assembly election live: Voting ends in 18 seats amid violence

The polling which started at 7 a.m. ended at 3 pm on 18 Assembly seats. The voting in Jamshedpur East and Jamshedpur West two Assembly seats will conclude at 5 pm.

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 16:14
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New Delhi: Polling concluded in 18 of the 20 Assembly seats amid a few incidents of violence in the second phase of the Jharkhand Assembly polls. The initial reports said that the polling percentage was over 55 till 3 pm. The final voter turnout percentage will come after polling concludes in two more Assembly seats at 5 pm.

The polling which started at 7 a.m. ended at 3 pm on 18 Assembly seats. The voting in Jamshedpur East and Jamshedpur West two Assembly seats will conclude at 5 pm.

In poll-related violence, one youth was killed in police firing and six including three policemen were injured in the Sisai constituency of Gumla district.

A total of 260 candidates are in the fray, including 29 women. Of the 20 seats, 16 are reserved for the Schedule Tribe (ST) and one for the Schedule Caste (SC).

Chief Minister Raghubar Das is contesting from the Jamshedpur East seat, where he is pitted against former cabinet colleague Saryu Rai and Congress spokesperson Gaurabh Vallabh.

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The polling will take place 7 am to 3 pm on 18 seats while two seats - East Jamshedpur and West Jamshedpur - will go to the polls from 7 am to 5 pm. Of the 20 seats, 16 are reserved for Schedule Tribe (ST) and one for Schedule Caste (SC).

Stay tuned for the live updates from the second phase of election in Jharkhand:

7 December 2019, 16:14 PM

Voter turnout till 3 pm in the second phase of Jharkhand Assembly election is 59.27%, says Election Commission.

7 December 2019, 15:19 PM

Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das after casting his vote in the 2nd phase of Assembly polls: I appeal to the people of the state to participate in this festival of democracy. I believe we have been successful in establishing a better govt in last 5 years for which we will be rewarded.

7 December 2019, 14:49 PM

After clash between two rival camps, voting in booth no. 36 was suspended in Sisai assembly seat of Jharkhand. The police authorities are trying to maintain peace in the area. 

7 December 2019, 14:49 PM

39.83 percent voting recorded till 1 pm in phase 2 of Jharkhand polls

7 December 2019, 14:48 PM

The polling which started at 7 am will end at 3 pm. The voting, however, for the two Assembly seats, Jamshedpur East and Jamshedpur West, will conclude at 5 pm. 

7 December 2019, 14:48 PM

Jharkhand witnesses brisk polling amid violence

Till 11 am Jharkhand witnessed 28.51 per cent voting. The highest voting has been recorded at Majhgao assembly seat with 36.73 per cent.

7 December 2019, 14:48 PM

One person killed, six others including policemen injured in clashes and subsequent police firing outside polling booth in Jharkhand's Gumla district.

7 December 2019, 14:47 PM

Two incidents of violence reported in Jharkhand on Saturday where polling for the second phase on 20 Assembly seats is underway.

7 December 2019, 11:49 AM

28.51% voter turnout rerorded till 11 am.

Baharagora - 28.5%
Ghatshila - 26.8%
Jugsalai - 27.02%
Potka - 27%
Jamshedpur (East) - 21.01%
Jamshedpur (West) - 20.03%
Saraikela - 29.12%
Chaibasa - 27.32%
Majhgaon - 36.73%
Jagannathpur - 30.02%
Manoharpur - 30.79%
Chakradharpur-31.05%
Kharsawan - 31.64%
Tamar-29.35%
Torpa-30.21%
Khunti-28.85%
Mander-31.15%
Sisai-32.25%
Simdega-26.92%
Kolebira-28.05%

7 December 2019, 11:07 AM

A person was arrested in Ghatshila constituency for allegedly distributing money in favour of AJSU candidate. 

7 December 2019, 11:04 AM

Group of men try to snatch security personnel weapons outside a polling booth in Gumla's Sisai constituency. One injured during firing.

7 December 2019, 10:52 AM

13.03% voting recorded till 9 am in the second phase of polling in Jharkhand. Voting is underway for 20 seats.

7 December 2019, 09:26 AM

Voter turnout till 9 am:

Jamshedpur (East) - 13.2%
Jamshedpur (West) - 13.3 
Chaibasa - 13.31%
Majhgao - 14.07%
Jaganathpur - 12.9%
Chakradharpur - 11.72%
Baharagora - 16.3%
Ghatshila - 14.1%
Potka - 14.9%
Jugsalai - 14.8%

7 December 2019, 07:46 AM

The assembly seats where polling is being held are Baharagora, Ghatsila (ST), Potka (ST), Jugsalai (SC), Jamshedpur (East), Jamshedpur (West), Seraikela (ST), Chaibasa (ST), Majhgaon (ST), Jaganathpur (ST), Manoharpur (ST), Chakradharpur (ST), Kharsawan (ST), Tamar (ST), Torpa (ST), Khunti (ST), Mandar (ST), Sisai (ST), Simdega (ST) and Kolebira (ST), 

7 December 2019, 07:14 AM

7 December 2019, 07:14 AM

Visuals from a polling centre in Chaibasa: 

7 December 2019, 07:13 AM

PM Modi urges people to vote in large numbers in Jharkhand: 

7 December 2019, 07:04 AM

Jailed Maoist commander Kunadan Pahan is also contesting from the Tamar Assembly seat.

7 December 2019, 07:04 AM

Besides the Chief Minister, other major names contesting in the second phase include Jharkhand Assembly Speaker Dinesh Oraon, Urban Development Minister Neelkanth Singh Munda, Water Resources Minister Ramchandra Sahis, former cabinet minister Saryu Rai and state BJP president Laxman Giluwa.

7 December 2019, 07:04 AM

The centre of attraction is the Jamshedpur East seat from where Chief Minister Raghubar Das is contesting against former cabinet colleague Saryu Rai and Congress spokesperson Gaurabh Vallabh.

7 December 2019, 07:03 AM

The Assembly election is being held in Jharkhand in five phases. The dates of polling are -  November 30, December 7, December 12, December 16 and December 20. The results will be declared on December 23.