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Jharkhand Assembly Elections 2019 date Highlights: Voting to be held in 5 phases from Nov 30

Jharkhand Assembly Election 2019 date, Schedule Highlights: 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.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 1, 2019 10:03:37 pm
Jharkhand assembly elections LIVE updates: EC to announce poll schedule today Jharkhand Election 2019 date Highlights: The Jharkhand assembly elections will be held this year.

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.

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    18:34 (IST)01 Nov 2019
    Definitely cross 65 seats in assembly elections: Jharkhand BJP in charge

    Om Mathur, In-charge Jharkhand BJP said his party has been preparing for the elections since last one year. "I, myself, have analysed all the booth level activities and preparations as well. We will definitely cross 65 seats here," he said. (ANI)

    17:50 (IST)01 Nov 2019
    Congress had asked EC to schedule elections in one phase: Jharkhand Congress in charge

    RPN Singh, in-charge Jharkhand Congress, said the party welcomes the elections in the state.  However, he added that it is unfortunate that the elections will be held in five phases. "Congress had asked EC that elections should be held in one phase in Jharkhand," he said. (ANI)

    17:17 (IST)01 Nov 2019
    Schedule for elections to Jharkhand Assembly released by EC 

    The schedule for elections to the Jharkhand Assembly released by EC 

    17:09 (IST)01 Nov 2019
    Jharkhand to go to polls in five phases from November 30; counting on December 23

    Jharkhand to go to polls in five phases from November 30. A total of 13 assembly constituencies will go to polls in the first phase on November 30. 
    Voting for the second phase will be held on December 7 and will include 20 assembly constituencies.  The third and the fourth phase of elections will include 17 and 15 assembly constituencies and will be held on December 12 and 16 respectively.
    The elections will conclude with 16 constituencies going to polls on December 20. The counting will be held on December 23.

    16:47 (IST)01 Nov 2019
    CEC Sunil Arora to announce Jharkhand poll dates shortly; Watch LIVE

    CEC Sunil Arora addresses media. Watch LIVE

    16:45 (IST)01 Nov 2019
    Proper transport facilities on polling day in Jharkhand: CEC Arora

    Arora assured proper transport facilities on the polling day in Jharkhand. A total of 81 assembly seats will go to the polls in December.

    16:44 (IST)01 Nov 2019
    Team from the poll panel visited Jharkhand, Bengal: CEC Sunil Arora

    According to Arora, 13 of the state's districts are Maoist affected. He added that a team from the poll panel has visited Jharkhand and Bengal.

    16:40 (IST)01 Nov 2019
    Twenty per cent increase in number of polling stations: Chief Election Commissioner

    Twenty per cent increase in the number of polling stations, says Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora.

    13:47 (IST)01 Nov 2019
    'We will definitely win 65 plus seats': CM Raghubar Das

    When asked about his understanding of the political climate in Jharkhand after the results in Maharashtra and Haryana, CM Das said, "One cannot compare one state with the other. These states do not have 26 per cent tribals. We will aim high. We will definitely win 65 plus seats in the Assembly polls." Read more here