Ranchi: Voters were seen lining up at polling stations as more than a quarter of the electorate in Jharkhand Thursday voted in the first four hours for the six Lok Sabha seats from the state.
Officials said 27.07 percent had voted till 11 a.m., and added that Ranchi witnessed 26 percent polling, Jamshedpur 28 percent, Giridih 29 percent and Khuti 21 percent.
Polling for six Lok Sabha seats in Jharkhand began as scheduled at 7 a.m. Thursday and will close at 4 p.m. Maoist guerrillas have called for a poll boycott.
The six seats for which the polling is taking place are Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Chaibasa, Khuti, Giridih and Hazaribagh. Maoist guerrillas have significant presence in all the six constituencies.
A total of 8,525,179 voters will decide the political fate of 106 candidates in these six constituencies.