Gumla (Jharkhand): Naxals blew up a bridge in Bishnupur in Gumla district as voting began for the first phase of Jharkhand Assembly election on Saturday(November 30).

No injuries have been reported in the incident with Deputy Commissioner Shashi Ranjan saying, "voting is not affected".

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).