Congress candidate KN Tripathi, who is contesting from Jharkhand’s Daltonganj, was taken into custody over gun brandishing, but was later released
Palamu (Jharkhand): KN Tripathi, the Congress candidate contesting from Daltonganj was seen brandishing a gun during the first phase of Assembly election in Jharkhand on Saturday (November 30).
A fight broke out between BJP candidate Alok Chorasia and the supporters of Tripathi in Kosiyara village in Palamu district, Jharkhand.
After this, Tripathi was reportedly stopped by Chorasia's supporters from going to polling booths. Following this a clash ensued. Soon Tripathi was seen brandishing a gun.
Following this, Tripathi was taken into custody for brandishing a gun but was later released, according to reports. The first phase of polling in 13 constituencies spread across six districts of Jharkhand began on Saturday morning.
Voting will continue till 3 pm. The constituencies where polling is taking place are — Chatra, Gumla, Daltonganj, Bishrampur, Chhatarpur, Hussainabad, Bishunpur, Lohardaga, Manika, Latehar, Panki, 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 (November 29).
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Last Updated Nov 30, 2019, 3:14 PM IST