Voting ended for 12 of the 17 assembly seats at 3 p.m. in the third phase of the polls with 61.9 per cent votes being cast today. The voting will end at 5 p.m. for the Ranchi, Hatia, Kanke, Ramgarh and Barkatha assembly seats.
A voter turnout of 49.2 per cent was recorded till 3 pm in the third of the five-phased Assembly elections in Jharkhand. Polling for the 17 seats in the phase 3 of the Jharkhand assembly elections started at 7 am this morning.
About 40,000 polling personnel have been deputed to conduct smooth and peaceful voting, Jharkhand Chief Election Officer Vinay Kumar Choubey said on Wednesday.
He said security forces have also been deployed in the constituencies that will witness voting on December 12. The fate of 309 candidates, including 32 women nominees, will be decided by 56,18,267 electorate, the CEO said. The electorate include a total of 26,80,205 women and 86 third gender voters.
Here are the Highlights Of Voting In Jharkhand Election Phase 3:
"Modi claims 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao'... but from whom to save the girls? Girls have to be protected from BJP MLAs. You might have heard 'Make in India' but it has become 'rape in India': Rahul Gandhi
"The first priority of the opposition alliance would be to waive farm loans up to Rs 2 lakh. The Congress governments in Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh procure paddy at Rs 2,500 MSP. Farmers in Jharkhand will also get the same MSP rate, if we win the election," Rahul Gandhi said
A voter turnout of 45.14 per cent was recorded till 1 pm in the third of the five-phased Assembly elections in Jharkhand, according to the Election Commission of India (ECI).
The seats going to polls in the third phase are Kodarma, Barkatha, Barhi, Barkagaon, Ramgarh, Mandu, Hazaribag, Simaria (SC), Dhanwar, Gomia, Bermo, Ichagarh, Silli, Khijri (ST), Ranchi, Hatia and Kanke (SC).
"The third phase of Jharkhand polls will take place today. Urging all those whose seats go to the polls today to vote in large numbers. I particularly urge my young friends to vote."