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Battle for Jharkhand: 63.44 average voter turn out recorded as polling ends on 20 seats in second phase

Battle for Jharkhand: 63.44 average voter turn out recorded as polling ends on 20 seats in  second phase

Ranchi, Dec 7 (UNI) Barring few stray incidents including one in Sisai in which a youth was killed in police firing polling for the second phase of elections on 20 seats of the state concluded by an large peacefully with an average voter turn out of 63.44 per cent being recorded so far.

Compared to the elections of 2014 in this phase, the average voter turn out has declined by 4.57 per cent. In 2014 the average voter turnout on these 20 seats was 68.01 per cent while in 2019 it is at 63.44 per cent.

Polling on Jamshedpur East and Jamshedpur West seats came to an end at 1700hrs while at the remaining seats it had ended a couple of hours before at 1500hrs since these constituencies fell under Left Wing Extremism Zone. Out of the 20 seats which went to the polls a maximum of 16 were reserved for Scheduled Tribes, 1 for Schedule Caste and three others including Bahragora, Jamshedpur East and Jamshedpur West were in general category.

Among the constituencies, Bahragora witnessed a maximum turnout at 74.44 per cent while Jamshedpur West saw the minimum turnout of 47.42 per cent.

Constituency wise voter turnout is as following: Bahragora 74.44 percent, Ghatshila (ST) 70.65 percent, Potka (ST) 66.5 percent, Jugsalai (SC) 66.29 percent, Jamshedpur East 50.67 percent, Jamshedpur West 47.42 percent, Saraikela (ST) 60.05 percent, Chaibasa (ST) 65.09 percent, Majhganon (ST) 66.84 percent, Jagannathpur (ST) 62.57 percent, Manoharpur (ST) 60.03 percent, Chakardharpur (ST) 65.61 percent, Kharasawan (ST) 62.22 percent, Tamar (ST) 68.11 percent, Torpa (ST) 64.24 percent, Khunti (ST) 63.66 percent, Mandar (ST) 67.52 percent, Sisai (ST) 68.6 percent, Simdega (ST) 64.74 percent and Kolebira (ST) 65.48 percent.

Addressing a press conference here State's Chief Electoral Officer Vinay Kumar Choubey said that the commission was satisfied with the poll percentage however he said that he can not give any specific reason for the decline as across the board the percentage has taken a dip.

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