Voting begins for third phase of Jharkhand assembly polls

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Ranchi, Dec 8 (ANI): Polling for the third phase of the five-phased Jharkhand assembly elections began amidst tight security on Tuesday morning.

A total of 25,41,042 voters to exercise their franchise in Hazaribagh, Dhanwar, Bagodar, Jamua, Bermo, Bokaro, Chandankiari, Shikaripara, Dumka, Jama and Jarmundi constituencies.

In all 237 candidates, including 115 Independents, are in the fray.

According to sources, despite tight security, efforts to disturb peace continue in the state. Polls for 26 Assembly seats were held on November 25 and 14 Assembly were held on December 2.

In this phase, elections will be held for seven seats, while 14 and 15 constituencies respectively will go for election in the fourth and the fifth phases.

Counting of votes will be held on December 23. (ANI)

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