In Jharkhand, voting for the fifth and final phase of the Assembly election will be held today. The voting began at 7 am and will end at 3 pm in Borio, Barhait, Litipara, Maheshpur and Sikaripara seats while voters in the rest of the constituencies can exercise their franchise between 7 am and 5 pm.
In the final round of elections, the fates of two Jharkhand ministers and former chief minister Hemant Soren will be decided. State Agriculture Minister Randhir Singh of BJP is contesting from Sarath.
Voting has started in Boreo, Barhait, Litipaara , Maheshpur and Shikaripara seats at 7 and conclude by 3 in the afternoon whereas other seats will see voting end at 5 in the evening.
The districts where voting is on it’s way are Sahibganj, Pakur, Dumka, Jamtada, Deoghar and Godda. In this phase 237 candidates are in the fray on 16 assembly seats. There are 208 male and 29 women candidates. Most candidates are from Jarmudi 26 and least from Poreyahat which is 8.
There are a total of 40 lakh 5 thousand 287 voters of which 20 lakh 49 thousand 921 are male voters and 19 lakh 55 thousand 336 women voters. There are 5389 voting centres.
All arrangements are in place for the election voting officers have been sent with their teams to the polling constituencies.