Ranchi, Nov 30 (UNI) An average voter turnout of 62.87 per cent has been reported till 1500hrs when voting came to an end on 13 seats of Jharkhand in the first phase of the Vidhan Sabha Elections.
Among the 13 seats, Gumla witnessed the highest voter turn out at 67.3 per cent while Chatra was the lowest at 56.59 per cent.
Constituency wise the polling percentage in these 13 segments was following: Chatra 56.59 per cent, Gumla 67.3 per cent, Bishunpur 67.04 per cent, Lohardaga 64.16 per cent, Manika 57.61 per cent, Latehar 61.26 per cent, Panki 64.1 per cent, Daltonganj 63.9 per cent, Bishrampur 61.6 per cent, Chattarpur 62.3 per cent, Hussainabad 60.9 per cent, Garhwa 66.04 per cent and Bhawnathpur 62.87 per cent.
Sources at the office of Chief Electoral Officer said that as the last minutes data is still being complied therefore the polling percentage might move upwards by few points.
Among the prominent faces whose future has been locked in the EVMs at the end of polls on these seats included Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee Chief Dr Rameshwar Oraon, BJP's Sukhdeo Bhagat, Health Minister Ramchandra Chandrvanshi, Radha Krishna Kishore, Kushwaha Shivpujan and Bhanu Pratap Sahi. (UNI)