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27.41% average voter turnout till 1100hrs in 13 seats of Jharkhand

27.41% average voter turnout till 1100hrs in 13 seats of Jharkhand

Ranchi, Nov 30 (UNI) An average voter turnout of 27.41 per cent has been reported in the first four hours (till 1100hrs) of polling presently underway in 13 seats of Jharkhand in the first phase of the Vidhan Sabha Elections.

Constituency wise the polling percentage in these 13 segments was following: Chatra 29.32 per cent, Gumla 30.46 per cent, Bishunpur 29.51 per cent, Lohardaga 21.27 per cent, Manika 22.17 per cent, Latehar 27 per cent, Panki 26.50 per cent, Daltonganj 27.90 per cent, Bishrampur 27.20 per cent, Chattarpur 28.20 per cent, Hussainabad 26.60 per cent, Garhwa 27.40 per cent and Bhawnathpur 30.38 per cent.

Voting in these seats will continue till 1500HRS.

Meanwhile a report from Palamu said a scuffle broke out between the supporters of BJP MLA Alok Kumar Chourasia and Congress nominee KN Tripathi.

Tripathi has accused Chourasia and his supporters of booth capturing while on the other hand the BJP candidate maintained that since Tripathi and his bodyguards were intimidating the voters by showing pistols openly, the people had got angry.

The Congress candidate demanded repelling in several booths of Chainpur.


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