Average polling percentage in the 14 Maoist-infested assembly constituencies of Jharkhand that went to voting on December 12 in the fourth phase has now risen to 64.30 per cent, the State's Joint Chief Electoral Officer (JtCEO) A K Sinha told Hindustan Times on Sunday.
Releasing official figure after compiling data from all 14 constituencies here on Sunday, Sinha said, Bahragora constituency that is highly affected by the Maoists's violence and situated on the border of West Bengal and Orissa, reported a highest 76.16 percent polling on Saturday as large number of people turned up at booths, defying the Maoists call for poll boycott.
Ichagarh, another Maoists-affected constituency, recorded 75.31 per cent voting followed by Majhgaon where 67.58 per cent electors exercised their franchise amidst tight security arrangements. Lowest (58.54 percent) turnout of voters was reported from Potka constituency in East Singhbhum district. Whereas Ghatshila, which always remains in news for the Maoists-related violence, recorded 64.03 per cent polling, Manoharpur (63.04), Chakradharpur (65.67), Torpa (59.72), Sisai (62.60), Gumla (58.80), Bishunpur (62.62), Simdega (64.81), Kolebira (62.91) and Lohardaga (59.10 percent) polling.