Ranchi, Dec 13: Stage is set for the penultimate round of five-phase polling for 15 Assembly seats in Jharkhand on Sunday with former Chief Minister Babulal Marandi and three incumbent ministers testing their luck.
A total of 43,48,709 voters are eligible to decide the fate of 217 candidates, including 16 women. Adequate security arrangements have been made in all the 15 constituencies with many being Maoist-hit.
Polling in the worst-hit Maoist areas in the previous three rounds passed off peacefully. Marandi, whose fate has already been sealed in the third of the five-phase polling from Dhanwar, is among the 13 candidates in the fray from the Giridih seat this time.
He had represented Giridih in the Lok Sabha in the previous House. Polling will end at 5 PM in Dhanbad and Bokaro while the EVM will be sealed at 3 PM in the rest of the constituencies.