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Jharkhand Election 2019: Voting on in 16 seats in final phase; ex-CM Hemant Soren, 2 ministers in fray
Jharkhand Assembly Election 2019: There are 237 candidates contesting 16 assembly seats in the fifth and the final phase of voting including social welfare minister Louis Marandi from Dumka, agriculture minister Randhir Singh from Sarath, former chief minister and JMM working president Hemant Soren from Dumka and Barhait.
Updated on Dec 20, 2019 07:42 AM IST
“Today is the fourth round of polling in the Jharkhand Assembly elections. I request all voters to cast their vote and become a part of the sacred festival of democracy,” PM Modi tweeted.
Updated on Dec 16, 2019 08:16 AM IST
Jharkhand Assembly Election 2019: Voting in 15 assembly constituencies in the fourth phase of state polls is taking place on Monday.
Updated on Dec 16, 2019 08:02 AM IST
While the BJP is leaving no stone unturned to retain its stronghold in the region, other parties including its erstwhile ally AJSU are also making best efforts to wrest more seats from the ruling BJP.
Updated on Dec 15, 2019 01:44 PM IST
In the ongoing Jharkhand assembly election, the age-old priority of political parties seems changed in Dhanbad. Rather than local issues, major political forces have made nationalism and secularism their main poll planks.
Updated on Dec 14, 2019 02:12 PM IST
Jharkhand Assembly Elections 2019: Chief minister (CM) Raghubar Das, state assembly speaker Dinesh Oraon, former state food supply minister Saryu Roy, BJP state president Laxman Gilua and state rural development and parliamentary ministers are the key contestants in the second phase of assembly poll which is being held on Saturday.
Updated on Dec 07, 2019 08:33 AM IST
Jharkhand Assembly Election 2019: CM Raghubar Das ‘poorest’ among key Jamshedpur East seat candidates
Jamshedpur East goes to polls in the second phase of Jharkhand assembly election on December 7. Chief Minister Raghubar Das has declared his total assets worth ₹85,08,981, an increase of Rs12,36,925 from the assets he had declared five years back.
Updated on Dec 04, 2019 06:37 AM IST
Monday’s rally by the Opposition was the first to be addressed a member of the Gandhi family in the ongoing Jharkhand assembly election.
Updated on Dec 03, 2019 07:22 AM IST
Nine seats of Palamu region are voting in the first phase on November 30 along with four others — three from South Chhota Nagpur and one from North Chhota Nagpur regions.
Published on Nov 30, 2019 08:05 AM IST
All major parties, including the BJP, JMM, Congress, AJSU Party, JVM (P), have promised to increase OBC reservation in the state, which currently stands at 14%.
Updated on Nov 30, 2019 07:40 AM IST
Jharkhand Assembly Election 2019: First phase of polling today, IAF chopper drops polling personnel in Chhattisgarh
Members of eight polling parties had taken off from a helipad at the district headquarters in Latehar for Chatakapur in Mahuadand in Jharkhand’s Latehar district but they found themselves dropped at Sattipara field in Pratappur Bhainsamunda area of Surajpur district in Chhattisgarh.
Updated on Nov 30, 2019 08:21 AM IST
The JMM manifesto for Jharkhand Assembly Election also promised to restart the UPA government schemes of 2014 that has been stopped in the NDA regime.
Published on Nov 27, 2019 12:06 PM IST
Jharkhand Assembly Election 2019: RJD’s Koderma nominee fails poll scrutiny, BJP’s Kanke candidate cleared
Jharkhand Assembly Election 2019: Koderma returning officer Rajeev Verma said RJD candidate Subhash Yadav was found to be a voter of Danapur in Bihar during the scrutiny.
Updated on Nov 27, 2019 11:37 AM IST
Jharkhand Assembly Election 2019: A total of 16 assembly constituencies including seven seats reserved for scheduled tribes will go to polls on December 20 in the fifth and final phase.
Updated on Nov 26, 2019 09:01 AM IST
Jharkhand Assembly Election 2019: The Congress manifesto promises increasing minimum support price (MSP) for rice to ₹2,500 per quintal, hike OBC reservation to 27%, separate Sarana Code for the tribals in 2012 census, besides enacting laws to check hate crimes (lynching) among other things.
Published on Nov 25, 2019 09:00 AM IST
Jharkhand Assembly Election 2019: Oppn CM candidate, JMM’s Hemant Soren to contest from Barhet and Dumka
The decision (on Hemant Soren’s constituencies) was announced by JMM general secretary Vinod Pandey on Sunday while announcing the party’s seventh list of candidates that include mostly old leadership.
Updated on Nov 25, 2019 08:52 AM IST
Jharkhand Assembly Election 2019: The BJP on Wednesday night announced candidates for seven more seats, thus declaring nominees for 79 assembly seats in the 81-member assembly, besides declaring support for one independent in Hussainabad seat.
Published on Nov 22, 2019 02:15 PM IST
Jharkhand Assembly Election 2019: The CEC was asked what forced election commission to hold elections in five phases when home ministry on Tuesday told the Lok Sabha that LWE had dipped by 45% in Jharkhand during May 2014 to April 2019.
Updated on Nov 22, 2019 01:52 PM IST
Ichagarh assembly constituency goes to poll on December 12 in the third phase of the Jharkhand assembly election.
Published on Nov 21, 2019 02:38 PM IST
The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) has nominated Ram Prakash Bhai Patel to represent the Mandu constituency in the upcoming Jharkhand Assembly election. Ram Prakash’s brother Jai Prakash is the BJP candidate in this seat.
Updated on Nov 21, 2019 01:33 PM IST
On Tuesday, Nitish Kumar’s senior party colleague and Munger MP Lallan Singh had announced in Ranchi that, if needed, the Bihar CM might campaign for Saryu Roy, who quit days ago as Jharkhand’s food and supply minister, if the latter requested for the same.
Updated on Nov 21, 2019 01:39 PM IST
Mahua Maji had contested the Ranchi assembly seat in 2014 assembly election for the first time on a JMM ticket but lost to BJP’s CP Singh by a margin of 58,863 votes then.
Updated on Nov 20, 2019 01:53 PM IST
Jharkhand Assembly Election 2019: There were speculations of Babulal Marandi choosing to contest from a seat reserved for Scheduled Tribes in Santhal Pargana, where he started his political career. However, Marandi has again decided to contest from an unreserved seat.
Updated on Nov 20, 2019 01:43 PM IST
Jharkhand Assembly Election 2019: BJP’s rallies begin from Nov 21; PM Modi, Amit Shah to hit campaign this week
Voting in 13 assembly seats of Jharkhand, including all nine constituencies of the Palamu division, is scheduled on November 30, the first phase of state election.
Updated on Nov 20, 2019 12:04 PM IST
A senior JD (U) leader has extended full support to Saryu Roy and claimed that the party’s president and Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar could campaign in Jamshedpur for Roy.
Updated on Nov 20, 2019 06:05 AM IST
The BJP is fighting the Congress-Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) alliance to retain power in the state under the leadership of Das. But its alliance with the AJSU hit hurdles after its ally named several candidates on the seats from where the BJP too fielded its nominees.
Updated on Nov 15, 2019 06:26 AM IST
The second list of 19 candidates includes sitting legislators, a bureaucrat, a turncoat besides new faces, which sources said could make some among ticket probables turn rebel.
Updated on Nov 13, 2019 01:15 PM IST
In BJP’s first list of candidates for Jharkhand assembly election, Indrajit Mahto has replaced sitting Sindri MLA Fulchand Mandal while Ragani Singh has got ticket from Jharia, replacing her husband Sanjeev Singh who is being tried in a local court in connection with the Neeraj Singh murder case.
Updated on Nov 12, 2019 01:43 PM IST
Jharkhand Assembly Election 2019: Surrendered Maoist Kundan Pahan gets permission to contest assembly polls
A special court allowed former Maoist Kundan Pahan to contest Jharkhand Assembly elections after he filed an undertaking that he would create no public disturbance or nuisance and maintain peace during filing nomination.
Updated on Nov 12, 2019 12:52 PM IST
Jharkhand Assembly Election 2019: Another setback for BJP in Jharkhand, ally LJP to contest alone on 50 seats
The 81-member Jharkhand Assembly will vote in five phases starting from November 30 to December 20. Counting of votes will take place on December 23
Updated on Nov 12, 2019 12:45 PM IST