Battle for Jharkhand: 60 percent turnout for third phase till 5 pm

Battle for Jharkhand: 60 percent turnout for third phase till 5 pm

Agency News

Ranchi, Dec 12 : Polling has came to an end on all the 17 seats which went into the voting process in the third phase of the Vidhan Sabha polls during which an average voter turnout of around 60 per cent has been reported

Voting on Ranchi, Hatia, Kanke, Ramgarh and Barkatha seats came to an end at 5pm while on the remaining seats it had come to an end at 3pm itself. Till 3pm, among the constituencies Silli had witnessed maximum voter turnout at 68.22 per cent while Ranchi was the lowest at 39.85 per cent. However, the overall poll percentage is likely to go up once the office of the chief electoral officer comes out with details later in the evening.

Constituency-wise voter turnout till 3pm is as following: Koderma 57.47 per cent, Barkatha 57.50 per cent, Barhi 57.40 per cent, Barkagaon 60.38 per cent, Ramgarh 58.71 per cent, Mandu 65.10 per cent, Hazaribagh 54.39 per cent, Simaria (SC) 61.05 per cent, Dhanwar 59.86 per cent, Gomia 66.20 per cent, Bermo 59.50 per cent, Ichagarh 67.09 per cent, Silli 68.22 per cent, Khijri (ST) 62.22 per cent, Ranchi 39.85 per cent, Hatia 44.57 per cent and Kanke (SC) 52.68 per cent.

With the end of polls, election has now concluded on 50 seats in the three phases so far while in the next two phases polls will be held on the remaining 31 seats. Voting in the fourth phase will be held on December 16 on 15 seats while in the fifth and final phase on December polls will be held on December 20 on 16 seats. (UNI)