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    Jharkhand Assembly Election Phase I LIVE: The Congress and BJP workers clashed at the Koshiyara polling station in Daltonganj Assembly constituency on Saturday during the first phase of voting in the Jharkhand Assembly elections on Saturday.
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    Jharkhand Assembly Election Phase I LIVE: Overall voting percentage was recorded to be 62.87% till 3 PM.
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    Jharkhand Assembly Election Phase I LIVE: A voter turnout of 48.83 per cent was recorded till 1 PM in the 13 constituencies in six districts of Jharkhand. Polling to continue till 3 PM.

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    Jharkhand Assembly Election Phase I LIVE: Congress candidate KN Tripathi brandishes a gun during clash between supporters of BJP candidate Alok Chaurasia & Tripathi’s supporters. Tripathi was allegedly stopped by BJP candidate’s supporters from going to polling booths, in Kosiyara village of Palamu.

  • 12:33 PM IST

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    Jharkhand Assembly Election Phase I LIVE: Poll panel officials said that 27.41 per cent polling was recorded till 11 AM. Of the total 13 seats, the highest polling was witnessed at Bhavanathpur Aassembly seat with 30.38 and lowest at Lohardagga with 21.27 per cent.


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    Jharkhand Assembly Election Phase I LIVE: A voter turnout of 11.2 per cent was recorded till 10 AM in the 13 constituencies in six districts of Jharkhand. Polling to continue till 3 PM.

Jharkhand Assembly election 2019: The first phase of polling in thirteen Vidhan Sabha constituencies spread over six Maoist-hit districts in Jharkhand has concluded. The polling commenced at 7 AM and is concluded at 3 PM. The constituencies where polling took place are– Chatra, Gumla, Bishunpur, Lohardaga, Manika, Latehar, Panki, Daltonganj, Bishrampur, Chhatarpur, Hussainabad, Garhwa and Bhawanathpur.

As per the election commission, 37,83,055 electorates including 18,01,356 women, will decide the fate of 189 candidates. The maximum number of candidates, 28, are contesting the Bhavanthpur seat.

EC has set up 3,906 polling stations, out of which 989 will have webcasting facilities. Yesterday, polling personnel, deputed in remote areas, were airlifted. (Jharkhand Assembly election 2019)

Prominent candidates in the fray are BJP nominee and Jharkhand Health Minister Ramchandra Chandravanshi and Jharkhand PCC president and ex-IPS officer Rameshwar Oraon. Former Minister and Rs 136 crore medicine scam accused Bhanu Pratap Shahi (BJP) is also one of the prominent names in this round of vote.

On the last day of the campaigning, Union Home Minister and BJP president Amit Shah addressed two rallies at Chatra and Garwah and criticised the Congress for delaying abrogation of Article 370 and the Ram temple dispute resolution.