Jharkhand polls: Prime Minister Narendra Modi urges voters to make the democracy festival successful by voting in numbers

NEW DELHI: As the voting begins for the second phase of the assembly elections, the prime minister Narendra Modi On Saturday he urged voters to make the democracy festival a success by voting in maximum numbers.

Today is the second round of voting in the elections to the Jharkhand Assembly. I urge all voters to make this democracy festival successful by voting in maximum numbers, Prime Minister Modi tweeted.

In the second phase of the five-phase elections, voting takes place in 20 electoral districts, including East and Jamshedpur West. Voting began at 7 am. In this phase of the election, more than 48 lakh voters will exercise their democratic franchise.

The chief election officer (CEO) of Jharkhand, Vinay Kumar Choubey has reported that 6,066 polling stations have been created to facilitate voting.

The key leaders who are competing in this voting phase include the prime minister, who is competing from the Jamshedpur (East) position. The speaker of the state assembly, Dinesh Oraon, and the head of the BJP state unit, Laxman Guila, are also competing in this election phase.

For security reasons, elections in 18 constituencies, except Jamshedpur East and Jamshedpur West, will be held between 7 am and 3 pm. In the other two seats of the assembly, voters can cast their votes until 5 pm. Other constituencies that go to the polls today are Khunti, Mandar, Sisai, Majhgaon, Manoharpur, Baharagora, Ghatsila, Potka, Simdega, Kolebira, Kharsawaan, Tamar, Jagannathpur and Torpa. Six of these assembly groups going to the polls are in the East Singhbum district, where the district administration and senior police officers have said they have taken all preventive measures to conduct the survey in a peaceful manner. and fair.

The first phase of elections in the state concluded on November 30. Voting for the third phase will take place on December 12. The results will be declared on December 23.