East Singhbhum (Jharkhand): Twenty Assembly constituencies of Jharkhand will be going for the second phase of Assembly polls on Saturday (December 7).

The voting will take place in 20 Assembly seats out of which six Assembly constituencies are located in East Singhbhum district.

 The district administration and senior police officers have said to have taken all preventive measures to conduct the poll in a peaceful and fair manner.  To check the rumour-mongering on social media, the district police have formed a monitoring cell.

 “We have identified 2,300 people who can disturb law and order at the time of voting. Notices have been sent to them,” said the district's senior superintendent of police (SSP) Anup Birthray.

He said the state police and the Railway Protection Force (RPF) along with the CRPF have been deployed at polling booths in the city — Jamshedpur East and West Assembly seats.

 In the Maoist affected Assembly constituencies, the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) including the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and the BSF jawans along with state police personnel have been deployed at strategic locations to prevent any untoward incident, added Birthray.

The first phase of polling in Jharkhand underwent on November 30. Phase 1 saw a total of 7,83,055 voters, including 18,01,356 women and five third-gender voters across 13 constituencies in the polling, which began at 7 am, Election Commission (EC) officials said.

Key candidates in the fray in phase 1 were BJP nominee and state health minister Ramchandra Chandravanshi from Bishrampur and Jharkhand Congress president Rameshwar Oraon from Lohardaga seat. Oraon is taking on the former state Congress chief Sukhdeo Bhagat after the latter joined the BJP recently.

Voting days of the next three phases will be December 12, 16 and 20. The election results will be declared on December 23.