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Third phase of polling begins for 17 seats in Jharkhand

While polling at Ranchi, Hatia, Kanke, Barkatha and Ramgarh seats will end at 5 pm, v...

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  • An estimated 12.89 per cent of the over 56 lakh eligible voters exercised their franchise till 9 am on Thursday in the third of the five-pha...

    The third phase of polling will decide the fate of legislators in 17 seats out of the total 81 assembly constituencies. A total of 309 candidates, including 32 women, are contesting from 17 assembly seats. The constituencies, including two reserved for SC candidates and one ST candidate, in which voting is being held are spread over eight districts in the state.

    Amid tight security, 61.19 per cent of 56,18,267 voters exercised their franchise in the 17 seats across eight districts, they said. Police said the polling, which began at 7 am, passed off peacefully.

    A delegation of BJP's women parliamentarians including Union minister Smriti Irani on Friday approached the Election Commission and demanded...

    Addressing a poll rally, PM Modi asserted that he never cared about vote-bank politics, but have always believed in working for the welfare of people.

    17 constituencies will go to polls in the third pase of polling in Jharkhand on December 12 in which 309 candidates are in the fray. The most important battles will be seen in Ranchi from where State minister C P Singh is seeking a fifth term. Silli, Koderma, Ramgarh, and Badhwar are other important constituencies to watch out for.

    “I want to assure every state, every tribal society in the northeast and the eastern part of the country, including Assam, that preserving their culture is our priority,” Modi said in Dhanbad. “Today, I appeal to my brothers and sisters of Assam to have faith in Modi. No harm will come to them and their tradition, culture and way of living.”

    In the current election, BJP has fielded Ragini Singh, wife of Sanjeev Singh, while Congress has fielded Poornima Singh, widow of Neeraj Singh.

    We will expand the cabinet and those promised will be inducted into the Ministry there is no confusion on that," Yediyurappa said. Yediyurappa said he has been asked to go to Delhi after a week to discuss the expansion exercise as BJP National President Amit Shah was busy with the Jharkhand assemblypolls and other matters.

    The polling is being held in five phases from 30 November to 20 December 2019.

    Almost every political party is in favour of increasing reservation benefits for OBC. BJP has promised voters it would OBC quotas, without affecting the existing quotas for STs and SCs in the state.

    The problem began at booth no 36 of Sisai constituency of Gumla district when people got angry due to delay in voting. They started pelting stones on the police, who retaliated with firing in which one youth sustained bullet injuries who later died in the hospital. He has been identified as Mohammad Geelani (28).

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