Ranchi, Dec 2: The second phase of polling for 14 of the 81 Assembly seats in Jharkhand began on Wednesday, Dec 2.
259 candidates are contesting in the second phase.
The fate of six former ministers, including All Jharkhand Students Union (AJSU) President and former home minister Sudesh Mahto, will be decided in this round of polling.
Due to security reasons, the balloting began at 07:00 am, an hour ahead of the schedule in view of the threat from Maoists who have called for an election boycott, accordingly the polling will end at 03:00 pm.
Four helicopters of Indian Air Force and Border Security Force have been pressed into service for heightened surveillance.