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Average voter turnout of 64.81 per cent recorded till 1500hrs on 3 LS seats of Jharkhand

Ranchi, May 19 (GCCurrentAffairs) An average voter turnout of 64.81 per cent has been recorded on the three Lok Sabha seats of the Santhal Pargana division till 1500hrs where polling is currently underway in the last phase of General Elections 2019.

Constituency wise Rajmahal(ST) has recorded voter turnout of 64.68 per cent while Dumka (ST) has seen a voter turnout of 66.79 per cent and Godda has witnessed voter turnout of 63.30 per cent.

Voting on these seats will continue till 1600hrs.

Meanwhile, Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das has urged the voters of Santhal Pargana to participate in large number in the elections. He has asked the voters to come out and vote in order to ensure their participation in not only making a strong nation but also in the biggest festival of the democracy.

A report from Jamtara which is part of Dumka Lok Sabha seat stated that people on booth number 215 located at Baghdhara village have boycotted the elections over their demands of basic amenities of life including road, water and power in their village.

There are a total of 539 voters in the village but according to the returning officer Sunil Kumar only one vote has so far been cast in the village and voters are not coming out to vote.

On the other hand, a police man identified as Farid Aalam who was posted on booth number 11 at upgraded middle school of Mahespur block of the Pakur district has been removed over negligence in work.

Pakur DC Kuldeep Chowdhary said that Assistant Sub Inspector Farid Aakam was asking the people to vote in favour of a particular candidate which was objected by the voters who later also complained to the DC in this regard.

In 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Rajmahal had witnessed a voter turn out of 70.32 per cent, Dumka 70.94 per cent and Godda 65.98 per cent.

Source
Via UNI-India

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