Jamshedpur: Around 65 per cent voters exercised their adult franchise on Thursday at Jamshedpur parliamentary seat which witnessed peaceful polling across the 1626 polling booths. Singhbhum parliamentary seat recorded 63 per cent voting.
The deputy commissioner-cum-district returning officer of East Singhbhum Dr Amitabh Kaushal said the entire voting process was held peacefully under strict vigil.He said that the parliamentary seat has witnessed overwhelming response.
Polling in the Jamshedpur Parliamentary constituency started here this morning amid tight security and aerial surveillance. The polling began at 7 am and ended at 4 pm. Long queue of voters were seen at several places including Jugsalai and Mango.
Meanwhile, several thousand police personnel of the district along with jawans of CRPF, Jharkhand Armed Police, home-guards, Rapid Action Police (RAP) and Rapid Action Force were involved in the security of the 1626 polling booths in the constituency.
The Jamshedpur parliamentary constituency has a total of 15,51,297 voters and 1,626 booths. Presently, Jamshedpur Lok Sabha constituency comprises the following six Vidhan Sabha (legislative assembly) segments BaharagoraGhatshila, Potka, Jugsalai, Jamshedpur East and Jamshedpur West.
The prominent candidates in the poll battle from Jamshedpur are JVM�s Dr Ajoy Kumar, BJP�s Vidyut VaranMahto and JMM�s Niroop Mahanty.
At Singhbhum Parliamentary seat, Geeta Koda, is pitted against BJP’s Laxman Gilua. Geeta appeared confident to retain her husband’s seat with a huge margin. Geeta is contesting for the Singhbhum seat on Jai Bharat Samanata Party (JBSP), a party floated by her scam-tainted husband MadhuKoda in 2009.
A sitting MLA of Jagannathpur constituency, Geeta, said that in her home constituency the voting was being done in her favour in a great number, but in other assembly constituencies also she is getting feed-back of a swing of votes in favour considerably.
Voters in rural areas were enthusiastic to cast their votes early and by 10.30 am, 25 per cent of votes had been done in almost all polling booths in places like Hatgamharia, Jhinkpani, Jagannathpur and Chaibasa Mufassil. Long queues of voters, including a large number of women were seen standing
to cast their vote outside various booths.