4th phase Assembly poll updates: 61% voter turnout in Jharkhand, 49% polling recorded in J&K

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Bengaluru, Dec 14: Women voters on Sunday outnumbered men in the fourth phase of the assembly elections in Jharkhand. Around 61 percent balloting was reported from across the 15 constituencies that went to the polls, officials said.

In Jammu and Kashmir, overall polling percentage was recorded as 49%.

Results for the assembly elections will be announced on Dec 23.

Live: J'khand, J&K assembly elections

6.00 pm:  Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said this election offers a historic opportunity for the people of J&K to undo the "injustice" of over the years by successive governments in the state.

5.15 pm: "In Jharkhand, the highest polling was reported from Chankayari with 71.28 percent, followed by 70.2 percent in Madhupur. Polling was by and large peaceful. The turnout in Maoist-affected areas was more than 60 percent," a poll official said.

5.00 pm: Voting ends peacefully in the fourth phase of the assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir. Over 50 percent turnout recorded in 18 constituencies when balloting ended at 4 pm.

4.45 pm: Overall poll percentage in Jharkhand upto 3 pm is 60%.

4.30 pm: BJP candidate from Shopian Javed Ahmad Qadri caught on camera assaulting a man in a polling booth.

4.15 pm: Workers of rival political parties clash at nearly a dozen places during polling in Srinagar and Anantnag districts of Kashmir Valley.

4.10 pm: Over 37 per cent of 14.73 lakh voters exercised their franchise till 2 pm in the penultimate phase of Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir. Here is the Voter turnout till 2 pm:

Hazratbal: 22.77 %
Zadibal: 20.14 %
Eidgah: 21.51 %
Khanyar: 21.02 %
Habbakadal: 13.44%
Amriakadal: 18.90 %
Sonwar: 33.85 %
Batmaloo: 18.73 %
Anatnag: 30.58 %
Dooru: 52.63%
Kokernag: 51.95%
Sangus: 53.46 %
Bijbehara: 44.07 %
Pahalgam: 54.63%
Wachi: 36.30%
Shopian: 39.78 %
Samba (SC): 62.03%
Vijaypur : 63.44%

4.00 pm:  Nearly 49 per cent turn out has been registered till 1 pm in 15 seats in Jharkhand where polling is underway in the fourth round.

3.30 pm: Voter turnout till 1 pm:

Hazratbal: 20.39 %
Zadibal: 18.08 %
Eidgah: 15.68 %
Khanyar: 18.54 %
Habbakadal: 12.39%
Amriakadal: 17.36 %
Sonwar: 30.86 %
Batmaloo: 14.02 %
Wachi: 31.06%
Shopian: 33.00 %
Anatnag: 27.94 %
Dooru: 47.47%
Kokernag: 44.70%
Sangus: 45.68 %
Bijbehara: 40.65 %
Pahalgam: 47.52%

3.25 pm: A separatists' call for a strike in Srinagar and other districts of Kashmir failed to evoke response from voters who thronged the polling booths, especially in the summer capital which has had a history of low turn out.

3.00 pm: J&K CM Omar Abdullah lashes out at BJP candidate Hina Bhat for slapping poll officer.

2.45 pm: "Elections are not going peacefully, everyone is corrupt. Won't apologise for my action", says BJP candidate Hina Bhat.

2.30 pm: PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti reacts over slapping incident, says, "Incident condemnable.".

2.10 pm: Army Jawan Injured in maine blast at nangi Takri Krishna Ghati Poonch, Jammu.

1.25 pm: Overall poll percentage in J&K (4th phase) upto 12:00 pm is 24.58 %

1.16 pm: BJP candidate from Amira Kadal seat in Srinagar slaps poll officer

1.00 pm: Polling percentage till 12 pm

Hazratbal- 16.60
Zadibal- 14.73
Idgah- 13.36
Khanyar- 16.08
Habbakadal- 10.58
Amirakadal- 15.12
Sonawar- 23.52
Batamaloo- 13.58
Anantnag- 21.26
Doru- 35.71
Kokernag- 34.88
Shangus- 36.19
Bijbehara- 32.25
Pahalgam- 35.39
Wachi- 22.64
Shopian- 25.39
Samba (SC)-37.85
Vijaypur- 31.09

12.43 pm: Over 30 % votes cast in Jharkhand till 11 am

12.15 pm: People line up to cast their votes for assembly polls in Shopian (J&K)

12.03 pm: Shopian's BJP candidate thrashes a voter in Mochwad area of South Kashmir

11.45 am: I say we will be on our own, we wont need anyone's support: PDP patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed

11.28 am: Polling slow in Jammu & Kashmir, only 10.27 per cent votes cast till 10 am

11.26 am: Poll per centage upto 10 am in Jammu and Kashmir:
Hazratbal 7.01%;
Zadibal 7.44%;
Idgah 10.06%;
Khanyar 8.46%;
Habbakadal 5.66%;
Amirakadal6.73%;
Sonawar 9.13%;

10.28 am: Omar Abdullah casts his vote

10.08 am: Lost our documents in flood & we have all come to vote but they aren't letting us: Voter in Bemina (Srinagar)

9.50 am: Poll percentage recorded in Jharkhand upto 9 am is 13.50%.

9.05 am: People line up to cast their votes for assembly polls in Bijbehara (J&K)

8.50 am: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will hold two public meetings in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday ahead of the fifth and last phase of polls in the state, a party statement said.

Rahul Gandhi's first public meeting will take place in Rajouri district at 12 noon followed by the second meeting at 2.15 p.m. in Kathua.

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Twenty assembly constituencies in the Jammu, Kathua and Rajouri districts go to polls in the fifth and final phase of the state assembly elections on Dec 20.

8.20 am:

8.11 am: 4th phase of polling begins in Jharkhand, voters cast their vote in Deoghar

8.05 am: Voting begins in four districts of Jammu and Kashmir in the fourth phase of elections. Srinagar is among the 18 seats going to polls

7.15 am: Voting begins in Jharkhand for 15 Assembly seats in the fourth phase of elections in the state

7.00 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged all the people to go out and vote today in Jharkhand and Jammu and Kashmir

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