The 121 constituencies included the Maoist-affected areas of Giridih, Hazaribagh and Khunti in Jharkhand, Kanker, Mahsamund and Rajnandgaon in Chhattisgarh, Jehanabad and Munger in Bihar, and Nabrangpur in Orissa.
Both BJP and JMM have 18 MLAs each in the 82-member House; AJSU has 5 MLAs
Concerted ground offensives have begun,based on the anti-Naxal strategy that the Union government had drawn up in conjunction…
RSS ideologue K N Govindacharya has termed as ‘unjustified’ the BJP decision to join hands with the JMM to form a govt in Jharkhand.
The strength of minority MLAs in the Jharkhand Assembly has more than doubled since the last time when two minority MLAs were elected to the House.
A turnout of 50 per cent to 55 per cent polling was recorded in the final phase of polling,ending the three-week long Jharkhand assembly elections.
Hours before the fourth phase polling began,a camp office and a helpline centre of BJP was set ablaze by unidentified miscreants in Jamshedpur.
Suspected Maoists killed a BSF jawan as the third of the five-phase polling for 11 assembly constituencies in Jharkhand registered about 50-55 pct turnout.
Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Maken said that under no circumstances would Congress take Koda’s support to form a government in Jharkhand.
Ahead of the third phase of the Jharkhand Assembly polls,Chidambaram asked voters to come forward and exercise their franchise without fear.
The second phase of polling for 14 seats in 81-member Jharkhand assembly ended with 45-5- pct polling in the state.
Barring sporadic incidents of violence,the first of the five-phase polls in Jharkhand for 26 seats on Wednesday passed off peacefully.
Madhu Koda said that he would be available for questioning only after the Jharkhand assembly polls.
Congress president Sonia Gandhi said that violence cannot be a solution to any problem and that everything can be solved through dialogue.
Weeks after she unsuccessfully attempted to stall the deployment of the Railway Protection Force (RPF) for Assembly elections in Maharashtra,Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee….