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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.

The fifth and final phase of voting in Jharkhand assembly election is taking place on December 20, 2019.(ANI)
The fifth and final phase of voting in Jharkhand assembly election is taking place on December 20, 2019.(ANI)
Updated on Dec 20, 2019 07:42 AM IST

PM Modi urges people to vote in 4th phase of Jharkhand Assembly Election

“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.

JPrime Minister Narendra Modi during an election rally in Jharkhand, Dec 15, 2019.(ANI)
JPrime Minister Narendra Modi during an election rally in Jharkhand, Dec 15, 2019.(ANI)
Updated on Dec 16, 2019 08:16 AM IST

Jharkhand assembly poll phase 4: Voting on in 15 seats; 2 ministers in fray

Jharkhand Assembly Election 2019: Voting in 15 assembly constituencies in the fourth phase of state polls is taking place on Monday.

Voting in 15 assembly seats in the fourth phase of Jharkhand Assembly Eletction is taking place on Dec 16, 2019.(ANI /Twitter)
Voting in 15 assembly seats in the fourth phase of Jharkhand Assembly Eletction is taking place on Dec 16, 2019.(ANI /Twitter)
Updated on Dec 16, 2019 08:02 AM IST

Jharkhand Assembly Election 2019: Voting for 4th phase on Dec 16

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.

Congress’ Jharia assembly candidate Purnima singh campaigns in Dhanbad on Saturday, December 14,2019, the last day of campaigning for the fourth phase of Jharkhand Assembly Election.(Bijay / HT Photo)
Congress’ Jharia assembly candidate Purnima singh campaigns in Dhanbad on Saturday, December 14,2019, the last day of campaigning for the fourth phase of Jharkhand Assembly Election.(Bijay / HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 15, 2019 01:44 PM IST

Jharkhand Assembly Election 2019: Local issues take back seat in agenda of parties in Dhanbad

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.

A statue of a coal miner at Rangatand roundabout is the symbol of Dhanbad, Jharkhand. The six assembly constituencies in the district will vote on Dec 16 in the fourth phase of state election.(HT Photo)
A statue of a coal miner at Rangatand roundabout is the symbol of Dhanbad, Jharkhand. The six assembly constituencies in the district will vote on Dec 16 in the fourth phase of state election.(HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 14, 2019 02:12 PM IST

Jharkhand voting in 2nd phase of assembly poll today, CM Das among candidates

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.

Long queues at a polling booth in Mandar assembly seat during the second phase of Jharkhand Assembly Election, Dec 7, 2019.(HT Photo)
Long queues at a polling booth in Mandar assembly seat during the second phase of Jharkhand Assembly Election, Dec 7, 2019.(HT Photo)
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.

Jharkhand Chief Ministers Raghubar Das greets a gathering during an election campaign rally for assembly elections, at Chakradharpur in West Singhbhum district, Friday, Nov. 29, 2019.(PTI)
Jharkhand Chief Ministers Raghubar Das greets a gathering during an election campaign rally for assembly elections, at Chakradharpur in West Singhbhum district, Friday, Nov. 29, 2019.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 04, 2019 06:37 AM IST

Jharkhand Assembly Election 2019: Rahul Gandhi slams govt’s bid to amend law for tribal land

Monday’s rally by the Opposition was the first to be addressed a member of the Gandhi family in the ongoing Jharkhand assembly election.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi with senior party leaders during an assembly election rally in Simdega, Jharkhand, Monday December 2,2019.(HT Photo)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi with senior party leaders during an assembly election rally in Simdega, Jharkhand, Monday December 2,2019.(HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 03, 2019 07:22 AM IST

Jharkhand Assembly Election 2019: JMM hopeful to make debut from Palamu region

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.

Former Chief Minister of Jharkhand and JMM Chief Hemant Soren. His party is hoping to win seats in Palamu region in the Jharkhand Assembly Election.(ANI File)
Former Chief Minister of Jharkhand and JMM Chief Hemant Soren. His party is hoping to win seats in Palamu region in the Jharkhand Assembly Election.(ANI File)
Published on Nov 30, 2019 08:05 AM IST

Jharkhand Assembly Election 2019: Quota for backward classes a key election plank in ‘tribal state’

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%.

The BJP has promised to increase reservation to the OBC in proportion to their population and within the ambit of the constitutional provisions(Parwaz Khan / HT File)
The BJP has promised to increase reservation to the OBC in proportion to their population and within the ambit of the constitutional provisions(Parwaz Khan / HT File)
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.

The polling party for the first phase of assembly election that landed in Chhattisgarh ‘by mistake’ on Thursday, November 28, 2019.(HT Photo)
The polling party for the first phase of assembly election that landed in Chhattisgarh ‘by mistake’ on Thursday, November 28, 2019.(HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 30, 2019 08:21 AM IST

Jharkhand Assembly Election 2019: JMM manifesto promises loan waiver, 50% quota for women

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.

JMM President Sibu Soren (in green jacket), working president Hemant Soren along party leaders releasing party manifesto for the Jharkhand Assembly election at Press club in Ranchi, on Tuesday, November 26, 2019.(HT Photo)
JMM President Sibu Soren (in green jacket), working president Hemant Soren along party leaders releasing party manifesto for the Jharkhand Assembly election at Press club in Ranchi, on Tuesday, November 26, 2019.(HT Photo)
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.

The candidature of RJD’s Subhash Yadav from Koderma assembly constituency has been cancelled.(HT File Photo)
The candidature of RJD’s Subhash Yadav from Koderma assembly constituency has been cancelled.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Nov 27, 2019 11:37 AM IST

Jharkhand Assembly Election 2019: Nomination for 5th and final phase from Tuesday

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.

BJP candidate for Kanke assembly constituency Samri Lal with his supporters on way to file his nomination on the last day of nomination for 3rd phase of Jharkhand assembly election, Ranchi, on Monday, November 25, 2019.(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
BJP candidate for Kanke assembly constituency Samri Lal with his supporters on way to file his nomination on the last day of nomination for 3rd phase of Jharkhand assembly election, Ranchi, on Monday, November 25, 2019.(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Nov 26, 2019 09:01 AM IST

Congress manifesto for Jharkhand assembly election promises law against hate crime, quota hike

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.

AICC(I) Jharkhand in charge R P N Singh , state Congress President Rameshwar Oraon and other senior party leaders releasing party manifesto for the assembly election at Press club in Ranchi, on Sunday, November 24, 2019.(Diwakar Prasad/ HT Photo)
AICC(I) Jharkhand in charge R P N Singh , state Congress President Rameshwar Oraon and other senior party leaders releasing party manifesto for the assembly election at Press club in Ranchi, on Sunday, November 24, 2019.(Diwakar Prasad/ HT Photo)
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.

JMM Working President Hemant Soren addressing an election meeting at Meral in Garhwa, Jharkhand on Sunday, November 24, 2019.(HT Photo)
JMM Working President Hemant Soren addressing an election meeting at Meral in Garhwa, Jharkhand on Sunday, November 24, 2019.(HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 25, 2019 08:52 AM IST

Jharkhand Assembly Election 2019: BJP going solo for first time in state

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.

The BJP fought all three previous assembly elections in Jharkhand in a pre-poll pact with one party or the other.(HT File)
The BJP fought all three previous assembly elections in Jharkhand in a pre-poll pact with one party or the other.(HT File)
Published on Nov 22, 2019 02:15 PM IST

5-phase assembly poll in Jharkhand based on MHA, state police input: CEC

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.

CEC Sunil Arora at a press meet in Ranchi on Thursday, November 21, 2019.(HT Photo)
CEC Sunil Arora at a press meet in Ranchi on Thursday, November 21, 2019.(HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 22, 2019 01:52 PM IST

Jharkhand Assembly Election 2019: Ichagarh to witness 4-cornered contest

Ichagarh assembly constituency goes to poll on December 12 in the third phase of the Jharkhand assembly election.

JMM candidate Sabita Mahato filed her nomination from Ichagarh assembly seat for Jharkhand Assembly election, on Wednesday November 20, 2019.(Manoj Kumar / HT Photo)
JMM candidate Sabita Mahato filed her nomination from Ichagarh assembly seat for Jharkhand Assembly election, on Wednesday November 20, 2019.(Manoj Kumar / HT Photo)
Published on Nov 21, 2019 02:38 PM IST

JMM releases 6th list for Jharkhand assembly election, Mandu set to see clash of brothers

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.

JMM general secretary Vinod Pandey (right) released the sixth list of party candidates for Jharkhand assembly election on Wednesday, November 20, 2019.(HT Photo)
JMM general secretary Vinod Pandey (right) released the sixth list of party candidates for Jharkhand assembly election on Wednesday, November 20, 2019.(HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 21, 2019 01:33 PM IST

Amid talks of face-off with BJP, Nitish says won’t campaign in Jharkhand for assembly election

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.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has said he won’t campaign for the Jharkhand assembly election.(HT Photo)
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has said he won’t campaign for the Jharkhand assembly election.(HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 21, 2019 01:39 PM IST

Jharkhand Assembly Election 2019: JMM‘s Mahua Maji files nomination from Ranchi seat

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.

JMM candidate from Ranchi assembly constituency Mahua Manjhi with supporters on way to file her nomination for Jharkhand assembly election in Ranchi, on Tuesday, November 19, 2019.(Diwakar Prasad/ HT Photo)
JMM candidate from Ranchi assembly constituency Mahua Manjhi with supporters on way to file her nomination for Jharkhand assembly election in Ranchi, on Tuesday, November 19, 2019.(Diwakar Prasad/ HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 20, 2019 01:53 PM IST

Jharkhand Assembly Election 2019: Former CM Babulal Marandi to contest from Dhanwar

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.

Former Jharkhand chief minister and JVM(P) president Babulal Marandi is contesting the upcoming state assembly election from Dhanwar assembly seat.(Diwakar Prasad/ HT File)
Former Jharkhand chief minister and JVM(P) president Babulal Marandi is contesting the upcoming state assembly election from Dhanwar assembly seat.(Diwakar Prasad/ HT File)
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.

Sources said the Jharkhand unit of the BJP had also requested for about a dozen rallies of PM Modi across the five phases of assembly election in Jharkhand.(HT Photo)
Sources said the Jharkhand unit of the BJP had also requested for about a dozen rallies of PM Modi across the five phases of assembly election in Jharkhand.(HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 20, 2019 12:04 PM IST

Jharkhand Assembly Election 2019: JD(U) backs ex-minister Saryu Roy against CM Raghubar Das

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.

Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal (United) has said it will support former minister Saryu Roy who is contesting the assembly election in Jharkhand against chief minister Raghubar Das from Jamshedpur-East.(HT PHOTO)
Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal (United) has said it will support former minister Saryu Roy who is contesting the assembly election in Jharkhand against chief minister Raghubar Das from Jamshedpur-East.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 20, 2019 06:05 AM IST

BJP alone will win more than 65 seats in assembly election: Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das

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.

Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das at a public meeting in Daltanganj under Palamu district, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019.(PTI)
Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das at a public meeting in Daltanganj under Palamu district, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019.(PTI)
Updated on Nov 15, 2019 06:26 AM IST

Jharkhand Assembly Election 2019: Sitting legislators, bureaucrat, turncoat in Congress second list

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.

The Congress is expected to announce candidates for the remaining six seats for Jharkhand assembly election soon. These would include the candidate against chief minister Raghubar Das from Jamshedpur East.(HT File)
The Congress is expected to announce candidates for the remaining six seats for Jharkhand assembly election soon. These would include the candidate against chief minister Raghubar Das from Jamshedpur East.(HT File)
Updated on Nov 13, 2019 01:15 PM IST

Jharkhand Assembly Election 2019: BJP bets on new faces in Sindri, Jharia assembly seats

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.

Ragini Singh is the BJP candidate for Jharia assembly constituency in the upcoming state elections in Jharkhand.(HT File Photo)
Ragini Singh is the BJP candidate for Jharia assembly constituency in the upcoming state elections in Jharkhand.(HT File Photo)
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.

Kundan Pahan, a former Maoist who carried a reward of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>15 lakh on his head, had surrendered before the Jharkhand police on September 14, 2017 under a government surrender policy called Nai Disha.(Diwakar Prasad/ HT Photo)
Kundan Pahan, a former Maoist who carried a reward of 15 lakh on his head, had surrendered before the Jharkhand police on September 14, 2017 under a government surrender policy called Nai Disha.(Diwakar Prasad/ HT Photo)
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

LJP leader Ram Villas Paswan;s son Chirag Paswan was recently appointed the new party chief .(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
LJP leader Ram Villas Paswan;s son Chirag Paswan was recently appointed the new party chief .(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 12, 2019 12:45 PM IST
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