Jharkhand elections: Raghubar Das, a non-tribal, has been at the helm of the affairs for the last five years, and many policies of the current regime have not gone down well with the tribals.
PM Modi also raised the issue of removal of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir and reflected on how an Adivasi Lt Governor has been entrusted with the task of taking the newly created union territories forward on the path of development
Constituencies that went to polls in the first phase are Chatra, Gumla, Bishunpur, Lohardaga, Manika, Latehar, Panki, Daltonganj, Bishrampur, Chhatarpur, Hussainabad, Garhwa and Bhawanathpur.
In Garhwa, farmer Vikas Ganjhu said: “There is no water for irrigation, we have so much land, but the produce is minimal. Roads have been constructed, but that will not feed us. Where are the jobs?”.
Subhash Chopra said the Modi government's demonetisation move was an "injustice", which would be corrected by the Congress by implementing its "Nyay" scheme in Delhi.
West Bengal, Uttarakhand bye-election results 2019: The Karimpur, Kharagpur Sadar and Kaliaganj Assembly seats in West Bengal and Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh seat went to polls on Monday.
PM Narendra Modi in Jharkhand Today Highlights: Assembly elections in Jharkhand are scheduled to be held from November 30 to December 20. Results of the election to 81 seats in the state Legislative Assembly will be declared on December 23.
West Bengal Assembly Bye-Election 2019 Today Live Updates: In Bengal, the bypolls are expected to be a litmus test for the ruling TMC and BJP ahead of 2021 state elections, while in Uttarakhand the saffron party is banking on the sympathy factor as it fielded the wife of former late MLA from Pithoragarh.
In the manifesto, Congress promised farm loan waiver — promising a one-time farm loan waiver of up to Rs 2 lakh and a stringent anti-lynching law for the state. Only two states in the country— Rajasthan and Manipur presently have laws to check the mob lynching menace.
At one of the rallies, he asked the crowd: “Should the Ram temple be built in Ayodhya or not? Tell me, mothers and sisters. Every person in this country wants a Ram temple. But the Congress stalled the case.” It was met with cheers of “Jai Shri Ram”.
The five-phase polling in Jharkhand begins on November 30 and ends on December 20.
Three-time BJP MLA Saryu Roy tells The Indian Express about his decision to fight against the CM, specific problems of the state and his dissatisfaction with the BJP’s central leadership.
Roy, who was the MLA from Jamshedpur West, was visibly irked after his candidature was not announced until the BJP’s fourth list —- he told the media that he would not beg for a ticket and has thus asked the party leadership to not consider his name.
Though the LJP was keen for an alliance with the BJP, the saffron party was reluctant as its leaders believed that the regional party did not have much to offer electorally in the state.
Jharkhand will vote in five phases, with the first on November 30 and the last on December 20. Results will be declared on December 23.
Pawar's statement came in the backdrop of the ongoing political deadlock between the BJP and the Shiv Sena over the government formation in Maharashtra, despite both the parties winning a simple majority in the October 21 Assembly elections.
Thackeray, who visited the district to take stock of the crop losses due to unseasonal rain in last month, also said that the Rs 10,000 relief package announced by the state government for the damages to the crops was not enough.
In an editorial in its mouthpiece Saamana, the Shiv Sena said the BJP leader's statement was "undemocratic and unconstitutional", and asked whether it was a "threat" to newly-elected MLAs.
A small swing of votes in the Assembly elections can influence the outcome of many seats in Jharkhand, as 19 of the 81 seats were decided by a thin margin of less than 5,000 votes in 2014. Most of these seats were won by the BJP-AJSU alliance. An analysis of the 2014 Jharkhand Assembly election […]
Sources pointed out that the BJP had never won a simple majority on its own in the state —formed in 2000 — hence, setting a tall tally as a target was not on the cards.