Jharkhand Assembly Election 2019 Live Updates: Exit Polls Give Edge To Congress-JMM Alliance

Jharkhand Assembly Election 2019 Poll of Exit Polls: An electorate of 40,05,287 citizens, including 19,55,336 female and 30 third gender voters, are eligible to choose from 237 candidates who are contesting today. This includes 29 women nominees, across the 16 seats, the Election Commission said.

Jharkhand Assembly Election 2019 Live Updates: Exit Polls Give Edge To Congress-JMM Alliance

Jharkhand Assembly Election Phase 5: Polling under way in 16 constituencies of the 81-seat Assembly

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The Congress-Jharkhand Mukti Morcha alliance is likely to win maximum number of seats in the Jharkhand assembly election, NDTV's Poll of Exit Polls, an aggregate of exit polls, predicted on Friday. The alliance is likely to win 40 seats, the poll said, adding the BJP may win 29 seats. Other parties will win 12 seats, it predicted. Polling ended in 16 Assembly constituencies that went to polls on Friday during the fifth and final phase of Jharkhand elections, officials said. An estimated 70.83 per cent of the total 40.05 lakh voters exercised their franchise till 5 pm when the polling ended, Election Commission officials said.

Voting began at 7 am and ended at 3 pm in Borio, Barhait, Litipara, Maheshpur and Sikaripara districts, while it continued till 5 pm in the rest of the constituencies. An electorate of 40,05,287 citizens, including 19,55,336 female and 30 third gender voters, are eligible to choose from 237 candidates who are contesting today. This includes 29 women nominees, across the 16 seats, the Election Commission said. From the heavyweights contesting the polls today are Jharkhand Mukti Morcha's Hemant Soren, who has stoked a huge controversy after he alleged that people wearing "saffron robes" were robbing honour of women. The BJP has hit back with a complaint to the Election Commission. The result for all five phases will be declared on December 23.

Here are the Live Updates of the Poll of Exit Polls of Jharkhand Elections 2019:

Dec 20, 2019 20:22 (IST)
Poll of Exit Polls predict win for Congress-JMM alliance in Jharkhand
The poll of exit polls predicted a win for the Congress and JMM alliance in Jharkhand with 40 seats. BJP comes second with 29 seats and other parties, the poll predicts, will get 12 seats.
Dec 20, 2019 19:07 (IST)
Jharkhand last phase polling peaceful, 70.83% turnout
An estimated 70.83 per cent of the total 40.05 lakh voters exercised their franchise till 5 pm when the polling ended, Election Commission officials said.

The polling percentage is likely to increase as information from all the booths is yet to reach the poll panel, the officials said.
Dec 20, 2019 17:31 (IST)
Voting ends in five seats, 62.65 per cent turnout till 3pm
Polling ended at 3 pm in five of 16 Assembly constituencies that went to polls on Friday during
the fifth and final phase of Jharkhand elections, officials said.

A total of 62.65 per cent voter turnout was registered till 3 pm in the state, with the polling process scheduled to end at 5 pm, they said.
Dec 20, 2019 14:41 (IST)
Jharkhand Election Phase 5: Voter Turnout At 47% Till 1 pm

Nearly 48 per cent of over 40 lakh voters exercised their franchise till 1 pm on Friday in the fifth and final phase of Jharkhand Assembly elections in 16 constituencies, election officials said, reported news agency PTI.

Amid tight security, the voting process is underway peacefully, they said.

Voting will end at 3 pm in five constituencies while it will conclude at 5 pm in the remaining seats, they said.

The seats where polling is underway are Borio (ST), Barhait (ST), Litipara (ST), Maheshpur (ST), Sikaripara (ST), Rajmahal, Pakur, Nalla, Jamtara, Dumka (ST), Jama (ST), Jarmundi, Sarath, Poreyahat, Godda and Mahagama.

"Till 1 pm on Friday, 47.95 per cent voting was recorded," the officials said.
Dec 20, 2019 12:40 (IST)
Phase 5 Jharkhand Elections: 28.24% polling recorded till 11 am: news agency PTI

Around 28.24 per cent of over 40 lakh voters exercised their franchise till 11 am on Friday in the fifth and final phase of Jharkhand Assembly elections, Election Commission (EC) officials said, reported news agency PTI.

Long queues were seen before polling stations in the 16 constituencies with voters braving minimum temperatures hovering between 6.6 degrees Celsius and 10 degrees Celsius.

Voting will end at 3 pm in five constituencies while it will conclude at 5 pm in the remaining seats, they said.

The seats where polling is underway are Borio (ST), Barhait (ST), Litipara (ST), Maheshpur (ST), Sikaripara (ST), Rajmahal, Pakur, Nalla, Jamtara, Dumka (ST), Jama (ST), Jarmundi, Sarath, Poreyahat, Godda and Mahagama.

Altogether 40,05,287 electorate, including 19,55,336 women and 30 third gender voters, are eligible to cast their vote, Jharkhand Chief Electoral Officer Vinay Kumar Choubey said.

Adequate security forces have been deployed, he said. Of 5,389 polling stations, 396 in Naxal-affected areas have been marked as "critical" while 208 have been declared "sensitive".

In all, 1,321 polling stations in non-left wing extremism affected areas have been marked as "critical" while 1,765 declared "sensitive".

The Election Commission has set up 8,987 ballot units, 6,738 control units and 7,006 VVPAT machines.

Altogether, 249 polling stations have been marked as model booths.
Dec 20, 2019 11:16 (IST)
Jharkhand Elections: Estimated 12.01% of over 40 lakh voted till 9 am

An estimated 12.01 per cent of over 40 lakh voters exercised their franchise till 9 am on Friday in the fifth and final phase of Jharkhand Assembly elections, Election Commission (EC) officials said, reported news agency PTI.

The voting process, which began at 7 am, is underway in 16 assembly constituencies spread across six districts in the Santhal Pargana region of the state.

Women and men were seen waiting in queues outside the polling booths to exercise their franchise, braving the December cold.

Polling will end at 3 pm in five constituencies of Borio (ST), Barhait (ST), Litipara (ST), Maheshpur (ST) and Sikaripara (ST).

The other seats where polling is being held in this final phase are Rajmahal, Pakur, Nalla, Jamtara, Dumka (ST), Jama (ST), Jarmundi, Sarath, Poreyahat, Godda and Mahagama.

Voters in these 11 assembly segments can exercise their franchise till 5 pm.

In all, 40,05,287 electorate, including 19,55,336 women and 30 third gender voters, are eligible to cast their vote, Jharkhand Chief Electoral Officer Vinay Kumar Choubey said.

Adequate security forces have been deployed, he said.

Of 5,389 polling stations, 396 in Naxal-affected areas have been marked as "critical" while 208 have been declared "sensitive".

In all, 1,321 polling stations in non-left wing extremism affected areas have been marked as "critical" while 1,765 declared "sensitive".

The Election Commission has set up 8,987 ballot units, 6,738 control units and 7,006 VVPAT machines.

Altogether, 249 polling stations have been marked as model booths.

As many as 133 polling stations have women staff while 1,347 have webcasting facilities, Choubey said.
Dec 20, 2019 11:07 (IST)
Jharkhand Election Phase 5: Babulal Marandi-headed Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) has also fielded candidates in this round

The Babulal Marandi-headed Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) has also fielded candidates in this round.

Candidates of the Bahujan Samaj Party, Lok Jan Shakti Party, AJSU Party and the Left are also contesting.

Of the 81 assembly seats, elections had concluded in 65 constituencies in the previous four phases between November 30 and December 16.

Votes will be counted on December 23.
Dec 20, 2019 11:02 (IST)
Jharkhand Elections: JMM-Congress-RJD alliance has fielded candidates from all 16 constituencies

The JMM-Congress-RJD alliance has fielded candidates from all 16 constituencies.

While the JMM has fielded nominees in 11 constituencies, the Congress and the RJD are contesting from four and one segments, respectively, reported news agency PTI.
Dec 20, 2019 11:00 (IST)
Jharkhand Election: JDU state president contesting from Jharkhand's Sikaripara

The state president of the Janata Dal (United) and former MP, Salkhan Murmu, is contesting from Jharkhand's Sikaripara, reported news agency PTI.
Dec 20, 2019 11:00 (IST)
Jharkhand Election Phase 5: The BJP is contesting on all 16 seats in this final phase

The BJP, which is contesting on all 16 seats in this final phase, has fielded sitting MLAs Ashok Kumar Bhagat, Anant Ojha and Amit Mandal from Mahagama, Rajmahal and Godda assembly constituencies, respectively. Former deputy chief minister and sitting JMM MLA Stephen Marandi is seeking re-election from Maheshpur.
Dec 20, 2019 10:59 (IST)
Jharkhand Elections 2019: Hemant Soren is also contesting from Jharkhand's Barhait

Like the previous assembly polls when he contested from two seats, Hemant Soren is contesting from Jharkhand's Barhait as well.

Mr Soren's sister-in-law Sita Soren is seeking re-election from Jharkhand's Jama.
Dec 20, 2019 10:08 (IST)
Jharkhand Elections Phase 5: Jharkhand Women and Child Development Minister Louis Marandi contesting against JMM's Hemant Soren from Jharkhand's Dumka

State Women and Child Development Minister Louis Marandi is contesting against JMM's working president and former chief minister Hemant Soren from Dumka.

Louis Marandi had defeated Mr Soren in the 2014 assembly elections, reported news agency PTI.
Dec 20, 2019 10:07 (IST)
Jharkhand Election: Jharkhand minister Randhir Singh seeks re-election from Jharkhand's Sarath

BJP candidate and Jharkhand Agriculture Minister Randhir Singh is seeking re-election from Jharkhand's Sarath, reported news agency PTI.
Dec 20, 2019 08:03 (IST)
Jharkhand Elections: "I request all voters to vote in record numbers and join this festival of democracy," tweets PM Modi

As polling for the fifth and final phase of Assembly elections began in Jharkhand on Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged voters to be a part of the festival of democracy by coming out to vote in maximum numbers and make a record, reported ANI.

"The fifth and the last phase of voting in the Jharkhand assembly elections is today. I request all voters to vote in record numbers and join this festival of democracy," PM Modi tweeted in Hindi.

Voting for the fifth and final phase of Jharkhand assembly elections began at 7 am on Friday, amid the presence of heavy security at the polling booths.
Dec 20, 2019 08:01 (IST)
Jharkhand Elections Fifth Phase: Some Statistics







Dec 20, 2019 07:57 (IST)
Jharkhand Elections: Around 40 lakh to vote today

In all, 40,05,287 electorate, including 19,55,336 women and 30 third gender voters, are eligible to cast their vote, Jharkhand Chief Electoral Officer Vinay Kumar Choubey said, according to news agency PTI.

Adequate security forces have been deployed, he said.

Of 5,389 polling stations, 396 in Naxal-affected areas have been marked as "critical" while 208 have been declared "sensitive".

In all, 1,321 polling stations in non-left wing extremism affected areas have been marked as "critical" while 1,765 declared "sensitive".

The Election Commission has set up 8,987 ballot units, 6,738 control units and 7,006 VVPAT machines.

Altogether, 249 polling stations have been marked as model booths.

As many as 133 polling stations have women staff while 1,347 have webcasting facilities, Choubey said.
Dec 20, 2019 07:56 (IST)
Jharkhand Election Fifth Phase Details Here

Voters in the rest of the assembly segments can exercise their franchise till 5 pm.

The other seats where polling is being held in this final phase are Rajmahal, Pakur, Nalla, Jamtara, Dumka (ST), Jama (ST), Jarmundi, Sarath, Poreyahat, Godda and Mahagama.

All constituencies are spread over six districts in the Santhal Pargana region of the state.

In all, 40,05,287 electorate, including 19,55,336 women and 30 third gender voters, are eligible to cast their vote, Jharkhand Chief Electoral Officer Vinay Kumar Choubey was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.

Adequate security forces have been deployed, he said.
Dec 20, 2019 07:25 (IST)
Jharkhand Election Fifth Phase Begins

Polling for the fifth and final phase of the Jharkhand assembly elections in 16 constituencies began on Friday.

The fate of 237 candidates, including two ministers and a former Chief Minister, will be decided in this final phase.

The polling that began at 7 am in all assembly segments will end at 3 pm in five constituencies of Borio (ST), Barhait (ST), Litipara (ST), Maheshpur (ST) and Sikaripara (ST).
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