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Jharkhand Assembly elections: 46.8% voter turnout recorded till 1 pm

The voting commenced at 7 a.m. and will end at 3 p.m., Election Commission officials said

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An elderly woman-voter shows her inked finger as she leaves after casting her vote at a polling station during the first phase of Jharkhand Assembly elections in Maoist-affected Lohardaga district. Photo: PTI

Press Trust of India
Around 46.83 per cent votes were cast till 1 pm on Saturday in the first phase of Jharkhand assembly elections in 13 constituencies, amid sporadic incidents of violence in some districts, officials said.

The voting commenced at 7 am and will end at 3 pm, Election Commission (EC) officials said.

A total of 37,83,055 electorate, including 18,01,356 women and five third-gender voters are eligible to exercise their franchise in the first phase across six districts.

Additional Director General of Police Murari Lal Meena said Naxalites exploded a bomb near a culvert in the forests of Gumla district, but there was

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First Published: Nov 30 2019 | 7:34 AM IST

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