Jharkhand Assembly Election 2019 Phase 5 Highlights: Last phase polling peaceful, 70.83% turnout

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Updated: December 23, 2019 7:20:40 am

Jharkhand Assembly Election Phase 5: Former CM and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha chief Hemant Soren is contesting from two seats - Dumkar and Barhait.

jharkhand assembly election, jharkhand phase 5 electionA voter casting vote at a polling booth in Pakur, Jharkhand during the 5th phase of Assembly election. (Photo/ANI)

The fifth and final phase of polling in 16 assembly constituencies of Jharkhand passed off peacefully in Jharkhand, Election Commission 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, they said. Former CM and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha chief Hemant Soren, Women and Child Development Minister Louis Marandi and Agriculture Minister Randhir Singh are some of the key candidates in this phase. Soren is facing a stiff contesting on Dumka seat from Louis Marandi. Singh is seeking re-election from Sarath Assembly seat. Soren is also contesting from Barhait seat too. Heavy security deployment was made across all the polling stations in view of the Naxal threat. The Election Commission said that of the 5,389 polling stations, 396 in Naxal-affected areas have been marked as “critical” while 208 have been declared “sensitive”. Counting of votes is scheduled to be done on  December 23.

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    jharkhand election, jharkhand vidhan sabha chunav Voting underway for the fifth phase of Jharkhand Assembly election. (Photo/ANI)Out of 81 assembly seats in the states, elections concluded in 65 constituencies in the previous four phases --between November 30 and December 16. Counting has been scheduled on December 23.
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