Elderly voters at a polling station in Dhanbad, Monday.pti
Elderly voters at a polling station in Dhanbad, Monday.pti

62.66% polling in fourth phase of Jharkhand polls

The Election Commission (EC) said that polling for the 15 Assembly constituencies across four districts in the state 'went off peacefully, without any incident'

The voter turnout in the fourth and penultimate phase of the ongoing Jharkhand elections on Monday was tentatively at 62.66%. The figure could be revised as more data flows in.

The Election Commission (EC) said that polling for the 15 Assembly constituencies across four districts in the state “went off peacefully, without any incident".

Polling for 50 out of the total 80 Assembly constituencies is now completed and the last phase of polling will take place on Friday. Counting for the elections will take place on 23 December.

The incumbent Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) under chief minister Raghubar Das is taking on the grand alliance of the Congress, the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha, the Rashtriya Janata Dal, and smaller parties, to seek a second term in office.

The seats that went to polls in this round include Deoghar, Jamua, Chandankiyari, Madhupur, Bagodar, Gandey, Giridih, Dumri, Bokaro, Sindri, Nirsa, Dhanbad, Jharia, Tundi and Baghmara. Prominent candidates include state labour minister Raj Paliwar from Madhipur and land and revenue minister Amar Kumar Bauri from the Chandankiyari constituency.

PTI contributed to this story.

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