Nearly five million people are voting for 15 assembly seats across four districts of Jharkhand on Monday
The voters will decide the destiny of 221 candidates, including 22 women and a third gender. Election officials, however, denied from disclosing name of the third gender in order to avoid unnecessary promotion of the candidate a day before the election.
Of the 15 constituencies, five are stated to be affected by the Maoists. The election commission has made adequate security management in every booth to hold peaceful polls.
Altogether 546 polling stations have been declared non-LWE-hyper-sensitive, while 2,665 stations are non-LWE-sensitive.
The phase is crucial for the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), as it had won 11 seats of the 15 in the 2014 assembly polls. The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), AJSU Party, Jharkhand Vikas Morcha-Prajatantrik (JVM-P) and Marxist Co-ordination Committee (MCC) shared one seat each in the last assembly polls.