Voting begins for final phase of Jharkhand assembly polls

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Ranchi, Dec 20 (IANS) The fifth and final phase of polling began on Friday for 16 assembly constituencies in Jharkhand, an official said.

The polling began at 7 a.m. for 16 assembly seats located in Santhal Pargana region of the state.

There are a total of 237 candidates including 29 women aspirants whose fate will be decided by 40,05,287 voters.

The key candidates include ministers of Chief Minister Raghubar Das-led cabinet Raj Paliwar, Louis Marandi and Randhir Singh.

Chief ministerial candidate of Congress, JMM and RJD Hemant Soren is contesting the assembly poll from Dumka and Barhet.

–IANS

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