As per details by Election Commission (EC), 62.46 percent voter turnout has been recorded till 5 pm in the fourth phase of Jharkhand Assembly elections in 15 constituencies.
The voting for the Assembly Election is currently going on in Jharkhand. A voter turnout of 56% has been recorded till 3 pm. The total voter turnout for the fourth phase will be out in a while.
The voting in Jharkhand, which has largely been peaceful so far, will end in all constituencies at 5 pm today. A total of 15 constituencies, spread across four districts, went to polls in the fourth phase of elections.
Polling will end at 3 pm at Giridih, Jamua, Bagodar, Dumri and Tundi. The exercise in the remaining seats will continue till 5 pm.
44.65% voting till 1 pm in the fourth phase of polling in Jharkhand.
28.55 percent voting till 11 am in the fourth phase of polling in Jharkhand.
11.85 percent voting till 9 am in the fourth phase of polling in Jharkhand.
Polling for the fourth phase in the 2019 Jharkhand Assembly election has begun and voters have started turning up to cast their votes.
Visuals from a polling booth in Dhanbad as voting for the fourth phase of #JharkhandElection2019 begins. Fifteen constituencies of the state are undergoing polling today. pic.twitter.com/aVB6IwADQN— ANI (@ANI) December 16, 2019
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PM Narendra Modi urged people in Jharkhand to cast their votes and participate in the festival of democracy.Check tweet:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi: Today is voting for the fourth phase of #JharkhandAssemblyPolls. I appeal to all the voters to cast their votes and participate in this festival of democracy. pic.twitter.com/1PYfQcMe0v— ANI (@ANI) December 16, 2019
Ranchi, December 15: The fourth phase of Jharkhand assembly elections 2019 will be held today, with polls scheduled to be conducted in a total of 15 constituencies. The seats which will witness polling today are spread across four districts - Deoghar, Giridih, Bokaro and Dhanbad. A total of 221 candidates are in fray, with 198 among them being male and 22 females. Watch Video: Jharkhand Assembly Elections: MS Dhoni Casts His Vote In Ranchi During The Third Phase Of Polling.
The constituencies which are being contested today are as follows: Madhupur, Deoghar (SC), Bagodar, Jamua (SC), Gandey, Giridih, Dumri, Bokaro, Chandankyari (SC), Sindri, Nirsa, Dhanbad, Jharia, Tundi and Baghmara. The outcome of the polls, along with the results of elections in all other constituencies in Jharkhand, will be declared on December 23.
For the smooth conduct of elections being held today, the Election Commission has earmarked a total of 6,101 polling booths. The polling time has been fixed between 7 am and 5 pm in 10 constituencies, whereas, in the five Naxal-affected seats - Bagodar, Jamua, Giridih, Dumri and Tundi - the voting period has been restricted till 3 pm.
The five-phased Jharkhand assembly polls will conclude on December 20. The electoral battle has primarily pitted the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) against the Opposition alliance of the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), the Congress and the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD). Pollsters have, however, also predicted the All Jharkhand Students' Union (AJSU) Party and the Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) to play a crucial role in determining the poll outcome.
In the 2014 Jharkhand assembly elections, the BJP had succeeded in forming its first-ever government in the state. The party had won 37 out of 81 seats, and its then ally AJSU Party had won 5 constituencies. The JMM and the Congress were restricted to 19 and 6 seats, respectively.