Voting begins for Jharkhand’s Dumka, Bermo assembly seats amid tight security

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Voting begins for Jharkhand's Dumka, Bermo assembly seats amid tight securityVoting continues for Jharkhand assembly election 2019 (Photo Credits: ANI)

Dumka / Bokaro : Voting began peacefully at all booths at seven am on Tuesday morning amid tight security for the by-elections in Dumka and Barmo assembly seats in Jharkhand (Jharkhand). Under the protocol of Kovid-19, a distance of six-six feet has been kept between the voters. Long queues of voters are being seen at many polling stations. Both these seats have 12 and 16 candidates respectively. On Dumka seat, a direct contest between Chief Minister Hemant Soren’s younger brother and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha candidate Basant Soren and BJP’s (BJP) Lewis Marandi (Louis Merandi), while Bermo seat’s Yogeshwar Mehto (Yogeshwar Mehto) and Congress’s Anoop It is likely to be between Singh (Anup Singh).

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The Election Commission has made elaborate arrangements for voting during the Corona period and strict security arrangements have also been made for the by-elections in these two assembly seats in Naxalite affected districts. Polling for Dumka (reserved) assembly seat started at 7 am in all 368 polling stations where 2,50,720 voters would be able to exercise their franchise till 5 pm. There are 1,26,210 male voters and 1,24,510 female voters.

For Dumka Assembly seat, District Election Officer cum Deputy Commissioner Rajeshwari B. told PTI that according to preliminary information, polling has started in a peaceful manner in the entire assembly constituency and any untoward incident was reported from elsewhere. Is not.

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