Naxals blow up bridge in Jharkhand as assembly elections begin, no injuries reported

WION Web Team Gumla, Jharkhand Nov 30, 2019, 10.04 AM(IST) Edited By: Bharat Sharma

Representative image of naxal attack Photograph:( IANS )

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Deputy Commissioner Shashi Ranjan said that ''voting is not affected''

A bridge was blown by Naxals in Bishnupur today as voting began for the first phase of Jharkhand assembly elections. No injuries were reported.

Deputy Commissioner Shashi Ranjan said that ''voting is not affected''. The first phase of polling in 13 constituencies spread over six districts.

The constituencies where polling is taking place are, Chatra, Gumla, Bishunpur, Lohardaga, Manika, Latehar, Panki, Daltonganj, Bishrampur, Chhatarpur, Hussainabad, Garhwa and Bhawanathpur.

Over 37 lakh electorate, who are eligible to exercise their franchise, will decide the electoral fortune of 189 candidates, including 15 women candidates in the first phase of Assembly elections, said Jharkhand Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Vinay Kumar Choubey on Friday.

(With inputs from ANI)