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Second phase of polling begins in 20 Jharkhand seats

The second phase of polling began Saturday morning on 20 constituencies in Jharkhand, which votes in five phases to elect 81 members of the legislative assembly. The voting commenced at 7 am, amidst a tight security arrangement. While the voting exercise in 18 seats will end at 3 pm, voters in Jamshedpur (East) and Jamshedpur (West) constituencies can vote till 5 pm, an Election Commission release said. Jharkhand Chief Electoral Officer Vinay Kumar Choubey said, Several of the constituencies going for this phase of polling are Naxal-affected. So, armed police have been deployed as a part of security measures. Out of a total of 6,066 polling stations, 949 have been declared critical and 762 sensitive in Naxal-affected areas, he said. The CEO said that 101 polling stations have been relocated due to security reasons and free transport facility has been arranged for voters to reach these stations to exercise their franchise. A total 1,016 polling stations are located in towns and ...


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