East Singhbhum (Jharkhand): Jharkhand is all set for the second phase of Assembly polls on Saturday (December 7) for which all preparations have been made.

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

Polling will take place from 7 am to 3 pm in 18 constituencies, and from 7 am to 5 pm in two constituencies — East Jamshedpur and West Jamshedpur.

Sixteen of the 20 seats are reserved for Scheduled Tribe (ST) and one for Scheduled Caste (SC) candidates.

A total of 260 candidates including 29 women are contesting in the Assembly election.

“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 Assembly election is being held in Jharkhand in five phases. The results will be declared on December 23.

BJP and JVM parties are contesting in all 20 constituencies while JMM in 14 constituencies, AJSU in 12 constituencies and the Congress in six seats.

(With inputs from ANI)