Polling was by and large peaceful, except a few stray incidents, returning officer Veena Srivastav said. Suspected Maoists carried out blasts in Bamda forest. However, there were no casualties, Lohardaga SP Bhimsen Tuti said.
Voter enthusiasm was visible from early morning as they turned up to vote. Polling was held from 7am to 4pm. Nine candidates are in the fray. Prominent are BJP MP Sudarshan Bhagat, Rameshwar Oraon (Congress), Chamra Linda (Trinamool) and Birendra Bhagat (JVM-P).