Jharkhand Election Live Updates: 1 Dead, 6 Injured In Clashes In Gumla

2nd Phase Jharkhand Vidhan Sabha Elections 2019 Updates: At least 1 person was killed and 6 others, including policemen, were injured in clashes and subsequent police firing in Jharkhand's Gumla district.

Jharkhand Election Live Updates: 1 Dead, 6 Injured In Clashes In Gumla

Elections 2019 Phase 2 Voting: Polling has begun for 20 seats. (File)

At least 1 person was killed and 6 others, including policemen, were injured in clashes and subsequent police firing in Jharkhand's Gumla district.

Voting began for the second of the five-phase assembly election in 20 seats in Jharkhand. 

The polling will be held between 7 am and 5 pm in Jamshedpur(East) and Jamshedpur(West) constituencies, while the voters in the rest 18 can exercise their franchise between 7 am and 3 pm, an Election Commission release said.

Sixteen of the 20 constituencies going to the polls on Saturday are reserved for the scheduled tribe candidates and one for the scheduled caste, it said. 

According to police, more than 42,000 security personnel, including central forces, have been deployed in the 20 seats spread across seven districts.

All preparations are in place to hold peaceful, impartial and transparent polling, Jharkhand Chief Electoral Officer Vinay Kumar Choubey said at a press conference.

He said a total 6066 polling stations have been set up in the constituencies going for polls in the second phase.

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Webcasting facilities will be provided in 1662 polling stations.

Of the 6066 polling stations, 337 are model ones and 94 will be exclusively conducted by women, Mr Choubey said.

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A total of 48,25,038 voters, including 23,93,437 female and 90 third gender voters, will decide the fate of 260 candidates.A total 29 women nominees and 73 independents are in the fray on Saturday, PTI reported quoting EC sources. 

Here are the live updates of polling in second phase of elections in Jharkhand

Dec 07, 2019 14:38 (IST)
1 Dead In Clashes In Gumla
At least one person was killed and six others, including policemen, were injured in clashes and subsequent police firing in Jharkhand's Gumla district.

Dec 07, 2019 12:41 (IST)
Jharkhand Polls: 6 Injured In Clashes In Gumla
At least six people including policemen were injured in clashes and subsequent police firing in Jharkhand's Gumla district during the second phase of polling on Saturday. "Senior police officials including Gumla SP is on the spot. Let the situation normalise first. Right now we cannot confirm any casualties," said AV Homkar, DIG Ranchi range.

Dec 07, 2019 12:17 (IST)
28.5% Turnout Till 11 am Amid Violence
An estimated 28.51 per cent polling was recorded till 11 am in the second phase of Jharkhand assembly elections in 20 constituencies, amid sporadic incidents of violence in some districts, officials said. The voting commenced at 7 am amid tight security arrangements, officials said. 

Dec 07, 2019 10:21 (IST)
Firing At Polling Booth In Gumla
An incident of firing has been reported from polling booth at Sisai Assembly constituency,  District Gumla. 

The shots were fired at the Government Vehicle of Block Development Officer. 

The Railway Protection Force (RPF0 is deployed to avoid any untoward incident. 
Dec 07, 2019 09:52 (IST)
13% Voting Till 9 am
13 per cent voting has been recorded till 9 am for 20 seats across Jharkhand. 
Dec 07, 2019 09:22 (IST)
PM Modi urges to vote in maximum numbers
Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged voters to make the festival of democracy successful by coming out to vote in maximum numbers. "Today is the second round of polling in Jharkhand Assembly elections. I urge all voters to make this festival of democracy successful by voting in maximum numbers," PM Modi tweeted.

Dec 07, 2019 08:51 (IST)
Polling to end at 3 pm in 18 constituencies

The polling will be held between 7 am and 5 pm in Jamshedpur(East) and Jamshedpur(West) constituencies, while the voters in the rest 18 can exercise their franchise between 7 am and 3 pm, an Election Commission release said.


Dec 07, 2019 08:07 (IST)
Voting In Khunti
Jharkhand: People queue up to cast their votes at a polling station in Khunti during the second phase of voting for assembly elections. 

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Dec 07, 2019 07:12 (IST)
20 Assembly seats

The assembly seats where polls will be held on Saturday 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), they said.

Dec 07, 2019 07:10 (IST)
People cast their votes at a polling station in Chaibasa
Jharkhand: People cast their votes at a polling station in Chaibasa as the state undergoes second phase of assembly elections today. 

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