Jharkhand Elections 2nd Phase highlights: People will reward BJP again, says CM Raghubar Das

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Updated: December 7, 2019 9:20:46 pm

Jharkhand 2nd Phase Election: CM Raghubar Das the BJP has provided better government in the last year and people will reward the party by voting it back to power in the state.

jharkhand elections, jharkhand second phase elections, jharkhand vidhan sabha electionsAn estimated 63.36 per cent votes were cast on Saturday in the second phase of election for the Assembly in Jharkhand. (Photo: ANI)

Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das is hopeful that the BJP will return to power in Jharkhand again. “I believe we have been successful in establishing a better government in the last 5 years for which we will be rewarded,”  he said after casting his vote during the second phase of Jharkhand Assembly elections. Meanwhile, at least one person was killed and two others suffered injuries when security forces opened fire after a group of men tried to snatch their weapons at a polling booth in Gumla district. Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) Murari Lal Meena told news agency PTI that personnel of the Rapid Action Force (RAF) had to open fire on the men, after they attempted to grab hold of their weapons near booth number 36 in Sisai constituency. Voting is underway on 20 seats across the state. This phase will decide the fate of several big leaders of the state, including CM Rabhubar Das, Assembly Speaker Dinesh Oraon, rebel BJP leader Saryu Roy, Rural Development Minister Neelkanth Singh Munda and others. Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted urging people to come out in large numbers to exercise their voting right. Voting is being held on Baharagora, Ghatsila (ST), Potka (ST), Jugsalai (SC), Jamshedpur (East), Jamshedpur (West), Seraikela (ST), Chaibasa (ST), Majhgaon (ST), Jaganathpur (ST), Manoharpur (ST), Chakradharpur (ST), Kharsawan (ST), Tamar (ST), Torpa (ST), Khunti (ST), Mandar (ST), Sisai (ST) Simdega (ST) and Kolebira (ST) seats amid tight security.

 

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    16:07 (IST)07 Dec 2019
    Jharkhand elections: 59.27% voting till 3 PM

    Just over 59 per cent voting has been recorded till 3 PM in the second phase of Jharkhand Assembly elections. Polling for 20 Assembly constituencies witnessed sporadic violence. One person was killed and two others were injured in Gumla when security personnel opened fire on a group of people who tried to snatch their weapons.

    15:23 (IST)07 Dec 2019
    People will reward us for providing better govt: Raghubar Das

    Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das is hopeful that the BJP government will return to power in the state. "I appeal to the people of the state to participate in this festival of democracy. I believe we have been successful in establishing a better govt in last 5 years for which we will be rewarded," Raghubar Das said after casting his vote during the second phase of Assembly elections on Saturday. Das is contesting from Jamshedpur East seat where he is being challenged by rebel BJP leader Saryu Roy. 

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    14:19 (IST)07 Dec 2019
    Jharkhand Election: 1 killed, 2 injured as security personnel open fire

    At least one person has been reported killed and two others suffered injuries after security personnel opened fire when a  group of men tried to snatch weapons from them in Gumla. Second phase of Assembly elections is currently underway on 20 seats across Jharkhand. | READ MORE HERE

    12:03 (IST)07 Dec 2019
    Jharkhand Elections: 28.5 per cent voting till 11 am

    A little over 28 per cent voting has been recorded till 11 am in the second phase of Jharkhand Assembly elections.  Sporadic incidents of violence in some districts have been reported.  

    10:57 (IST)07 Dec 2019
    Group of men tries to snatch weapon from RAF personnel, one injured in firing

    A man was injured when security personnel had to open fire on a group of men who tried to snatch weapons from them in Gumla's Sisai constituency, news agency PTI reported. Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) Murari Lal Meena said that personnel of the Rapid Action Force (RAF) had to open fire on the men, after they attempted to grab hold of their weapons near booth number 36. 

    10:32 (IST)07 Dec 2019
    Firing reported at a polling booth in Gumla

    News agency ANI, citing Indo-Tibetan Border Police  (ITBP), reported firing on a polling booth in Gumla district.  Vehicle of Block Development Officer, Sisai also fired upon. CRPF team has rushed to the spot. More details are awaited. 

    10:12 (IST)07 Dec 2019
    Jharkhand Assembly Elections: Brisk voting underway on 20 seat

    Around 12.3 per cent voting has been recorded till 9 am on 20 seats in the second phase of Jharkhand Assembly elections. Assembly Speaker Dinesh Oraon (Sisai), RuralDevelopment Minister Neelkanth Singh Munda (Khunti) and BJP's state unit president Laxman Gilua (Chakradharpur) were amongthe early voters, news agency PTI reported.

    09:11 (IST)07 Dec 2019
    Jharkhand 2nd Phase Election:

    The Election Commission said that while the voting  in 18 seats will end at 3 pm, voters in Jamshedpur (East) and Jamshedpur (West) constituencies can vote till 5 pm.  

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    09:09 (IST)07 Dec 2019
    Jharkhand Elections: Tight security for second phase

    According to the Election Commission, 949 polling booths have been declared 'critical' and 762 'sensitive' in Naxal-affected areas. More than 42,000 security personnel have been deployed in seven districts where polling is being held in the second phase today. 

    09:04 (IST)07 Dec 2019
    Jharkhand Assembly Elections 2nd Phase: PM Modi urges people to vote in large numbers

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to urge voters in Jharkhand to come out in large numbers and use their voting rights. Polling on 20 seats across Jharkhand is underway in the second phase of Assembly elections in the state. CM Raghubar Das and his former Cabinet colleague Saryu Roy are among the key candidates in this phase.  

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    jharkhand elections, jharkhand polls, jharkhand second phase elections Voting underway for Jharkhand elections second phase. (Photo/ANI)More than 42,000 security personnel, including central forces, have been deployed on the 20 seats spread across seven districts in the second phase of Jharkhand Vidhan Sabha elections. Jharkhand Chief Electoral Officer Vinay Kumar Choubey said that out of a total of 6,066 polling stations, 949 have been declared 'critical' and 762 'sensitive' in Naxal-affected areas.
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