[

assembly elections 2019

]
As per their pre-poll agreement, the Congress is contesting 31 seats while the JMM 43 seats and the RJD seven.(Photo: INCJhanrkhand/ Twitter)

In Jharkhand, Congress borrows a strategy from Maharashtra’s Sharad Pawar

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2019 03:37 PM IST
The Congress had undoubtedly taken a leaf out of Pawar’s book as the Maratha strongman during the Maharashtra elections successfully dodged the BJP’s nationalism narrative and extensively campaigned on local issues.
Union Home Affairs Minister and BJP National President Amit Shah addresses during an election campaign rally, in support of BJP candidate from Barharwah assembly constituency Beni Prasad Gupta, ahead of the fifth phase State Assembly Elections-2019 in Pakur.(PTI)
Union Home Affairs Minister and BJP National President Amit Shah addresses during an election campaign rally, in support of BJP candidate from Barharwah assembly constituency Beni Prasad Gupta, ahead of the fifth phase State Assembly Elections-2019 in Pakur.(PTI)

Ram temple construction in Ayodhya to commence in 4 months: Amit Shah

Hindustan Times, Pakur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2020 03:47 PM IST
Shah added, “I want to announce that since the supreme court had pronounced its verdict, construction of a high rising magnificent Ram temple will now commence within 4 months.”
PM Narendra Modi.(Bharatiya Janata Party/YouTube screengrab)
PM Narendra Modi.(Bharatiya Janata Party/YouTube screengrab)

‘1000% the right decision’: PM Modi hails Citizenship Act at Jharkhand rally

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2020 01:30 AM IST
Explaining the rationale behind bringing in the law, the PM said it was necessary to improve the lives and provide respect to those people who have suffered because they were a minority in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.
Gumla: Security forces trying to control the situation after clashes between two political parties workers at Baghni polling booth during the second phase of Jharkhand Assembly Election-2019, in Sisai block under Gumla district of Jharkhand.(PTI)
Gumla: Security forces trying to control the situation after clashes between two political parties workers at Baghni polling booth during the second phase of Jharkhand Assembly Election-2019, in Sisai block under Gumla district of Jharkhand.(PTI)

Jharkhand Assembly Elections 2019| ‘Man killed on polling day had stab wounds’: Police

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Bedanti Saran
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2019 10:51 PM IST
Zilani Ansari was killed and two others received bullet injuries in Gumla district on Saturday after the police opened fire to control a mob pelting stones at security forces near a booth.
The core issue in rural areas, especially in tribal-dominated villages, appears to be a fear of losing land. There also appears to be a discontentment over issues like the poor delivery of the subsidised rations under the Public Distribution System (PDS).(ANI)
The core issue in rural areas, especially in tribal-dominated villages, appears to be a fear of losing land. There also appears to be a discontentment over issues like the poor delivery of the subsidised rations under the Public Distribution System (PDS).(ANI)

Battle of two narratives in Jharkhand poll arena

Hindustan Times, Ranchi/Chaibasa/Dhanbad/Jamshedpur/Dumka | By Chetan Chauhan
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2019 07:32 AM IST
The BJP’s election campaign stresses ‘double engine’ growth while the opposition JMM promises ‘restoration of land rights’.
Elderly woman showing mark of indelible ink after casting her vote at a polling booth during the second phase of Jharkhand Assembly elections at Karge village in Ranchi.(ANI Photo)
Elderly woman showing mark of indelible ink after casting her vote at a polling booth during the second phase of Jharkhand Assembly elections at Karge village in Ranchi.(ANI Photo)

Assembly Elections 2019| 58.8pc voting in Jharkhand till 3 pm amid violence, 1 killed

Ranchi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON DEC 07, 2019 04:36 PM IST
A large number of people were also seen in queues waiting for their turn in Baharagora and Chaibasa constituencies, braving cold conditions, the officials said.
Malnutrition is not an election issue in poll-bound Jharkhand, especially in tribal-dominated districts such as West Singhbhum, where the hot button issues are potable water, access to foodgrains through the Public Distribution System, and electricity. Around 45.3% of children in the state are malnourished, according to the National Family Heath Survey 2015-16, compared to the national average of 38.4%.(Parwaz Khan/ Hindustan Times)
Malnutrition is not an election issue in poll-bound Jharkhand, especially in tribal-dominated districts such as West Singhbhum, where the hot button issues are potable water, access to foodgrains through the Public Distribution System, and electricity. Around 45.3% of children in the state are malnourished, according to the National Family Heath Survey 2015-16, compared to the national average of 38.4%.(Parwaz Khan/ Hindustan Times)

Jharkhand Assembly Election 2019| Malnutrition neglected as poll issue

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Chetan Chauhan
PUBLISHED ON DEC 06, 2019 12:12 AM IST
More than half of all newborn children are stunted (low height for age) and a third suffer from wasting (low weight for height), according to a report of public health experts from Harvard University and Tata Trusts, who are mapping India’s development indicators for each district.
In this file pic, a passersby reads a plaque written in, Pathalgadi, a local dialectwhich carried certain articles of the Indian Constitution meant for 5th Schedule areas. It specifically warns outsiders from entering, wandering, living or settling down in tribal villages at Bhandra Village in Khunti District.(Parwaz Khan/ Hindustan Times)
In this file pic, a passersby reads a plaque written in, Pathalgadi, a local dialectwhich carried certain articles of the Indian Constitution meant for 5th Schedule areas. It specifically warns outsiders from entering, wandering, living or settling down in tribal villages at Bhandra Village in Khunti District.(Parwaz Khan/ Hindustan Times)

Assembly Elections 2019| In poll-bound Jharkhand, Pathalgadi movement signals tribal distress

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Chetan Chauhan and Bedanti Saran
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2019 06:01 AM IST
Pathalgadi is a traditional practice of Munda Adivasis of erecting stone slabs (pathals) in honour of their ancestors, to announce important decisions regarding their families and villages or to mark the boundary of their villages.
BJP won this seat for the first time in 2014, and it was one of the only five seats that BJP won in the tribal dominated Kolhan region, which accounts for 14 of the 81 assembly seats.(HT File)
BJP won this seat for the first time in 2014, and it was one of the only five seats that BJP won in the tribal dominated Kolhan region, which accounts for 14 of the 81 assembly seats.(HT File)

Jharkhand Assembly Election 2019| Tribal versus Tribal: BJP sees another chance in Jharkhand

Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur/Ghatshila | By Kumar Uttam
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2019 05:38 AM IST
AJSU has nominated Balmuchu for the tribal -dominated seat of Ghatshila, a mining town of east Singhbhum district, and is hoping for an upset victory.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh speaks during an election campaign rally for Jharkhand Assembly polls.(PTI Photo)
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh speaks during an election campaign rally for Jharkhand Assembly polls.(PTI Photo)

Rajnath adds to BJP’s election pitch in Jharkhand

Hindustan Times, Bermo/Seraikela | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2019 04:17 AM IST
The BJP is seeking a second term in the five phase election for the state’s 81 seats, when the results are declared on December 23.
Mahto, who is often clad in jeans and shirts and wears sport shoes, kept making headlines with his flamboyant lifestyle, political moves and fiery speeches in the state assembly.(Diwakar Prasad/ HT File Photo)
Mahto, who is often clad in jeans and shirts and wears sport shoes, kept making headlines with his flamboyant lifestyle, political moves and fiery speeches in the state assembly.(Diwakar Prasad/ HT File Photo)

Sudesh Mahto: Man who wants to be a kingmaker in Jharkhand

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Kumar Uttam
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2019 06:55 AM IST
No chief minister until Raghubar Das, who was voted to power in 2014 ,has been able to complete a full five year term. Fractured verdicts ensured that Mahato remained the kingmaker to the successive Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) governments.
Latehar: Officials carry election material as they leave for their polling stations ahead of the Jharkhand Assembly elections, in Latehar district, Friday, Nov. 29, 2019. (PTI Photo)(PTI11_29_2019_000053A)(PTI)
Latehar: Officials carry election material as they leave for their polling stations ahead of the Jharkhand Assembly elections, in Latehar district, Friday, Nov. 29, 2019. (PTI Photo)(PTI11_29_2019_000053A)(PTI)

Will a single party get majority for the first time in Jharkhand? | Analysis

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Vijdan Mohammad Kawoosa and Abhishek Jha
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2019 06:03 AM IST
In fact, even before Jharkhand was created, no party had been able to muster a majority in the 81 assembly constituencies (ACs) which were carved out of Bihar to form the new state since 1990.
Jharkhand Congress in-charge RPN Singh, state Congress President Rameshwar Oraon and others release party's manifesto for Jharkhand Assembly elections, in Ranchi.(PTI)
Jharkhand Congress in-charge RPN Singh, state Congress President Rameshwar Oraon and others release party's manifesto for Jharkhand Assembly elections, in Ranchi.(PTI)

Assembly Elections 2019: In Jharkhand’s Lohardaga, Congress, BJP, AJSU locked in 3-corner election battle

Hindustan Times, Latehar | By Vishal Sharma
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2019 05:58 AM IST
AJSU had won Lohardaga in 2009 and 2014, but lost the bye-election to Congress’ Sukhdeo Bhagat in 2015 after the sitting AJSU MLA Kamal Kishore Bhagat was convicted in a case. This seat was a Congress forte till BJP won for the first time in 1995.
Voting underway at polling booth number 472 in Chatra in Jharkhand(ANI)
Voting underway at polling booth number 472 in Chatra in Jharkhand(ANI)

Voting underway in 13 seats in 1st phase of Jharkhand assembly election

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Sanjoy Dey
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2019 07:45 AM IST
Seats for which polling is taking place are Chatra, Gumla, Bishunpur, Lohardaga, Manika, Latehar, Panki, Daltonganj, Bishrampur, Chhatarpur, Hussainabad, Garhwa and Bhawanathpur.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke about the many schemes started by his government, said the Congress had deliberately kept the Ayodhya dispute over Lord Ram’s birthplace hanging fire for decades.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke about the many schemes started by his government, said the Congress had deliberately kept the Ayodhya dispute over Lord Ram’s birthplace hanging fire for decades.(PTI)

Jharkhand Assembly Elections 2019| ‘Congress could have resolved Ayodhya too’: PM Modi pans Oppn in Jharkhand

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2020 08:18 AM IST
PM Modi’s attack on the Congress mirrors a similar offensive launched by Home Minister Amit Shah over Ayodhya at an election meeting last week, not far from the venue of the prime minister’s rally last week.
PM Modi addressed an election rally in Jharkhand on November 25, 2019.(ANI / Twitter)
PM Modi addressed an election rally in Jharkhand on November 25, 2019.(ANI / Twitter)

Jharkhand Assembly Elections| BJP govt to protect Jharkhand’s ‘jal’, ‘jungle, ‘jameen’: PM

Daltonganj | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2019 02:01 PM IST
PM Modi begins his electoral rallies in pollbound Jharkhand where CM Raghubar Das will look forward to retain his position as CM.
(BJ4India/Twitter)
(BJ4India/Twitter)

Jharkhand assembly election 2019 highlights: Amit Shah kicks off poll campaign in Jharkhand’s Latehar

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2019 01:46 PM IST
With voting for the first phase of polling for the Jharkhand assembly election just 10 days away, the BJP is scheduled to hold back-to-back rallies in the state.
No smoking posters for polling booths.(HT Archive)
No smoking posters for polling booths.(HT Archive)

EC declares polling booths of state ‘no tobacco’ zone for Jharkhand Assembly Elections

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Subhash Mishra
PUBLISHED ON NOV 20, 2019 01:49 PM IST
Chief Election Officer (ECO) Vinay Kumar Choubey has in this regard directed returning officer-cum-deputy commissioner of all 24 districts to declare all polling booths of the assembly election ‘no tobacco’ zone for Jharkhand Assembly elections.
The Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) president Chirag Paswan on Tuesday announced that his party will contest 50 seats in the Jharkhand assembly elections.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
The Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) president Chirag Paswan on Tuesday announced that his party will contest 50 seats in the Jharkhand assembly elections.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

LJP to go solo in Jharkhand polls

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Gautam Mazumdar
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2019 01:10 AM IST
According to people familiar with the matter, while the LJP was keen for an alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party, the saffron party was reluctant as its leaders believed that the regional party did not have much to offer electorally in the state.
Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghbar Das, Union Minister Arjun Munda, and Assembly polls in-charge Om Mathur were among the leaders who attended the meeting with Home Minister Amit Shah.(PTI File Photo)
Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghbar Das, Union Minister Arjun Munda, and Assembly polls in-charge Om Mathur were among the leaders who attended the meeting with Home Minister Amit Shah.(PTI File Photo)

Amit Shah meets BJP leaders in Jharkhand to finalise candidates for assembly election

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON NOV 08, 2019 07:45 AM IST
Earlier in the day, a meeting was held at the residence of state election in-charge Om Mathur. During the meeting, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) parties discussed the seat sharing formula for the polls.
A senior BJP leader, on condition of anonymity, said back-channel talks that have begun between the allies may resolve the logjam.(Aalok Soni/ HT FILE Photo)
A senior BJP leader, on condition of anonymity, said back-channel talks that have begun between the allies may resolve the logjam.(Aalok Soni/ HT FILE Photo)

Join govt now, will discuss CM post later: BJP to Sena in back-channel talks

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Ketaki Ghoge
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2019 09:11 AM IST
The saffron allies, BJP and Sena, have been locked in a tussle over a power-sharing pact since the results of the Assembly elections were announced on October 24. While BJP is the single-largest party with 105 seats, Sena has 56 seats in the 288-member Assembly.
The Sena mouthpiece on Tuesday said that after his meet with Shah, the onus is on Fadnavis to take the next step.(PTI photo/representative image)
The Sena mouthpiece on Tuesday said that after his meet with Shah, the onus is on Fadnavis to take the next step.(PTI photo/representative image)

In Shiv Sena’s latest dart at BJP, Devendra Fadnavis is ‘outgoing’ CM

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Swapnil Rawal
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2020 09:39 PM IST
Sena has insisted on a 50:50 power sharing formula with both the parties sharing the chief minister’s post for two-and-a-half years each. Fadnavis has said there was no such agreement with Sena.
In the event of a deal not being worked out, the BJP is likely to form the government first and then try to get the Sena on board or get the required number of MLAs to prove majority in the Assembly.(PTI Photo)
In the event of a deal not being worked out, the BJP is likely to form the government first and then try to get the Sena on board or get the required number of MLAs to prove majority in the Assembly.(PTI Photo)

Why Uddhav Thackeray might find it difficult to go with Congress-NCP | Analysis

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Shailesh Gaikwad
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2019 06:57 AM IST
An irked Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray is threatening to consider other options. It could mean forming a government along with the Opposition Congress and NCP or running a minority government with the help of the NCP and Congress.
The Election Commission will announce the poll schedule of Jharkhand assembly elections on Friday evening.(HT File Photo)
The Election Commission will announce the poll schedule of Jharkhand assembly elections on Friday evening.(HT File Photo)

Election Commission to announce Jharkhand assembly elections dates today

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2019 12:48 PM IST
The Election Commission will announce the poll schedule of Jharkhand assembly elections on Friday evening.
Shiv Sena boss, Uddhav Thackeray, has been particularly upset with the BJP after chief minister, Devendra Fadnavis, told reporters this week that there had been no decision on the 50-50 power-sharing formula.(Bachchan Kumar/HT Photo)
Shiv Sena boss, Uddhav Thackeray, has been particularly upset with the BJP after chief minister, Devendra Fadnavis, told reporters this week that there had been no decision on the 50-50 power-sharing formula.(Bachchan Kumar/HT Photo)

Pre-poll allies BJP, Shiv Sena trade barbs as post-poll confusion continues

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Swapnil Rawal
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2019 02:12 AM IST
Raut’s warning comes just hours after he met Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar at his house on Thursday evening.
Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi along with Maharashtra Congress leaders during a meeting in New Delhi on Friday.(ANI)
Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi along with Maharashtra Congress leaders during a meeting in New Delhi on Friday.(ANI)

Maharashtra Congress leaders to meet Sonia Gandhi to decide next move

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amrita Madhukalya
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2019 04:41 AM IST
Former chief minister Prithviraj Chavan did not confirm or deny the meeting and said that he was in Delhi to be a part of the Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration Award.
Sena is driving a bargain to get at least one of the four key portfolios — home, finance, urban development department and revenue — so far refused by the BJP.(HT File)
Sena is driving a bargain to get at least one of the four key portfolios — home, finance, urban development department and revenue — so far refused by the BJP.(HT File)

Sena sticks to pitch on power-sharing deal with BJP for govt formation in Maharashtra

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Ketaki Ghoge and Swapnil Rawal
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2019 05:59 AM IST
Despite the public posturing by Sena and BJP – both showcased the support of independent legislators – there are indications that the new government in Maharashtra will be sworn in early next week.
Haryana deputy CM Dushyant Chautala speaking to reporters on Tuesday.(ANI)
Haryana deputy CM Dushyant Chautala speaking to reporters on Tuesday.(ANI)

Caught in Shiv Sena-BJP crossfire, Dushyant Chautala hits back

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2019 06:02 PM IST
Dushyant Chautala’s JJP won 10 seats in the Haryana state polls and decided to support the BJP after it failed to secure a majority on its own.

On The Record | BJP must give Sena more portfolios in Maha,Centre: Athawale

Hindustan Times | By Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2019 01:41 PM IST
On this edition of On The Record, Union Minister and president of the Republican Party of India spoke to Hindustan Times about the ongoing negotiations for government formation in Maharashtra.
SHARE
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • ...
Story Saved