Jharkhand Assembly Election 2019 date, Schedule Highlights: Jharkhand will go to polls in a total of five phases starting from November 30, the Election Commission of India announced Friday. The subsequent phases will be held on December 7, 12, 16 and 20. The results of the Assembly elections will be declared on December 23.
The term of the 81-member Jharkhand Assembly is set to end on January 5 next year.
The state is currently under the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) rule with Raghubar Das serving as Chief Minister for a five-year term. In the 2014 Assembly elections, the BJP bagged bagged 37 seats and formed the government with alliance partner All Jharkhand Students’ Union that won five seats. Six MLAs of former CM Babulal Marandi’s party Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (JVM) also joined the saffron party soon after the elections
The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) earlier told The Indian Express that his party will tie up with the Congress for the Assembly polls. The JMM has 19 MLAs while Congress has eight legislators in the current Assembly.
Last week, the Assembly election results were declared in Haryana and Maharashtra. While the BJP stitched a post-poll alliance with the Dushyant Chautala-led Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) to form the government in Haryana, Maharashtra is still witnessing a power-sharing tussle between the BJP and the Shiv Sena.