Elections 2019 Phase 4 Voting: Over 40 lakh people were eligible to vote in this phase.
An estimated 44.65 per cent of over 47 lakh electorate cast their votes till 1 pm Monday in the fourth phase of Jharkhand Assembly elections in 15 constituencies, Election Commission (EC) officials said. Polling, which began at 7 am, is going on peacefully in the constituencies spread over Giridih, Deoghar, Dhanbad and Bokaro districts, they said. Voting will end at 3 pm at Jamua, Bagodar, Giridih, Dumri, and Tundi while the exercise will continue till 5 pm in the remaining seats, they said. Meanwhile, voters at booth numbers 50 and 51 in Jamua constituency of Giridih district, told reporters that they were not willing to vote due to "lack" of development in the area.
The officials were trying to convince them about the importance of exercising their democratic rights. The seats going for polls in this phase are Deoghar (SC), Jamua (SC), Chandankiyari (SC), Madhupur, Bagodar, Gandey, Giridih, Dumri, Bokaro, Sindri, Nirsa, Dhanbad, Jharia, Tundi and Baghmara spread across four districts. A total of 47,85,009 voters, including 22,44,134 women and 81 third-gender people, are eligible to decide the fate of 221 nominees in this phase.
The fifth and final phase of Jharkhand polls for sixteen seats will be held on December 20. The counting process has been scheduled for December 23.
BJP has nominated candidates in all the 15 seats
Here are the Highlights on Jharkhand Assembly Elections:
Jharkhand 2019 Turnout (Provisonal)
62.5% voter turnout recorded in phase 4 of Jharkhand elections.
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Amit Shah addresses rally in Jharkhand
Union home minister Amit Shah addresses a rally in Jharkhand
44.65% voting recorded till 1 pm
44.65% voting till 1 pm in the fourth phase of polling in Jharkhand.
The ruling BJP, seeking to retain power, is contesting all 15 seats in this phase. The opposition alliance of the JMM, the Congress and the RJD has fielded candidates in accordance with their pre-poll seat adjustment plans. The fifth and final phase of Jharkhand polls for sixteen seats will be held on December 20. Counting process has been scheduled for December 23.
The seats going for polls in this phase are Deoghar (SC), Jamua (SC), Chandankiyari (SC), Madhupur, Bagodar, Gandey, Giridih, Dumri, Bokaro, Sindri, Nirsa, Dhanbad, Jharia, Tundi and Baghmara spread across four districts. A total of 47,85,009 voters, including 22,44,134 women and 81 third-gender people, are eligible to decide the fate of 221 nominees in this phase.
Voting to end at 3 pm
Voting will end at 3 pm at Jamua, Bagodar, Giridih, Dumri and Tundi while the exercise will continue till 5 pm in the remaining seats, officials said.
28.6% voting recorded till 11 am
An estimated 28.56 per cent of over 47 lakh voters exercised their franchise till 11 am on Monday in the fourth phase of Jharkhand Assembly elections in 15 constituencies, Election Commission (EC) officials said.
11.85% voting recorded till 9 am
11.85% voting till 9 am in the fourth phase of polling in Jharkhand.
Voting underway in Dhanbad constituency
Voting for the fourth phase in the Jharkhand Assembly election has begun and voters have started turning up to cast their votes.
Voting underway at a polling booth in Jharkhand's Dhanbad.
PM Modi urged voters to cast vote
Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked all the voters to exercise their right. "Polling for the fourth round in the Jharkhand Assembly elections today. I request all voters to cast their vote and become a part of this sacred festival of democracy," PM Modi tweeted.
A total of 221 candidates, including 23 women, are contesting this phase of polling. Voting will commence at 7 am and end at 3 pm for the Jamua, Bagodar, Giridih, Dumri and Tundi seats but will continue till 5 pm everywhere else, Mr Choubey said.
15 seats going to polls today
A total of 47,85,009 people are eligible to cast their votes for the 15 seats going to polls today, Vinay Kumar Choubey, Jharkhand's Chief Electoral Officer, told news agency PTI.
Key battles being fought today
Labour Minister Raj Paliwar will fight Hussain Ansari of the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha's (JMM), which is in an alliance with the Congress, for the Madhupur seat. Another interesting fight could take place in Jharia constituency, where the BJP has nominated Ragini Singh, the wife of incumbent MLA Sanjeev Singh who is in prison in connection with the murder of his cousin - Niraj Singh of the Congress.
Jharkhand Election Phase 4 Voting Today
Jharkhand will vote today in the fourth of five rounds of polling for assembly elections, with 15 seats up for grabs. The fourth phase will see two ministers from the ruling BJP among the big names in the fray, with Labour Minister Raj Paliwar and Land and Revenue Minister Amar Kumar Bauri contesting the Chandankiyari and Madhupur seats, respectively. Of the two, Mr Bauri's fight against Umakant Razzak of the All Jharkhand Students Union (AJSU) is significant given the AJSU is a member of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) at the centre.