Voting is going on in 20 seats of the second phase of Jharkhand assembly elections. Till 9 o’clock, the figure of 13.03% voting has been recorded. Votes will be cast in Jamshedpur East and Jamshedpur Western Assembly constituencies from 7 am to 5 pm on Saturday. While the other 18 assembly constituencies will vote from 7 am to 3 pm. In the second phase, 260 candidates, including Chief Minister Raghuvar Das, are in the fray. There are 29 women candidates among them. At the same time, the number of voters is 48,25,038.
Due to lack of electricity in some booths of Simdega, votes are being cast in candles and mobile lights. At the same time, EVMs were also reported from some booths at the time of voting, but they have been rectified and started voting. 18 Naxal seats are affected in this phase. In view of this, strict security arrangements have been made in these areas.
Reputation at this stage is at stake
The prestige of many veterans, including Chief Minister Raghubar Das, Speaker Dr. Dinesh Oraon, BJP rebel Saryu Rai, Minister Nilkanth Singh Munda, Minister Ramchandra Sahis, BJP State President Laxman Giluva, is associated with this phase of election.