Abhishek Angad

Abhishek Angad reports from Jharkhand for The Indian Express

Articles By Abhishek Angad

Sudesh Mahto: ‘BJP has to decide if it wants to fight with ally or Opposition’

The BJP brought out a list before conclusive talks, before we could sort things out... BJP fielded candidates where we are strong, says Sudesh Mahto.

Jharkhand elections: AJSU fields nominees in same seats as ally BJP, says no going back

The BJP, meanwhile, said its course of action would be decided by the central leadership. BJP spokesperson Pradeep Sinha said, “We are in a wait and watch mode, and it depends on the central leadership now.”

Jharkhand elections: Why BJP ally AJSU is playing hardball

The BJP and AJSU Party had together formed the government in Jharkhand in 2014 Assembly elections, winning 37 and 5 seats respectively in the 82-member Assembly. What has gone wrong this time?

BJP, Congress release first list of candidates for Jharkhand polls

Jharkhand goes to polls in five phases starting November 30. In the first phase, polls will be conducted in 13 seats which includes four Scheduled Tribe and three Scheduled Caste reserved seats.

Jharhand: Oppn seals seat-sharing deal; Cong gets 31 seats, Hemant Soren CM face

Elections to the 81 Assembly seats in Jharkhand are to be held in five phases, from November 30 to December 20. In the last elections, the BJP won 37 seats, the JMM won 19 seats and the Congress won six seats.

Explained: What is the Mahagathbandhan that plans to challenge the BJP in Jharkhand

Babulal Marandi-led JVM(P) could spoil the JMM-led opposition alliance's chances in the upcoming assembly elections.

Jharkhand man beaten to death: Kin trash theft charge

Farjana said she regrets falling asleep after he left. “In the morning, I came to know that he was beaten and then he had died,” she said, adding, “hume insaaf chahiye (we want justice).”

Jharkhand elections: Tribal resentment, tainted turncoats among BJP’s key hurdles

The five-phase polling in Jharkhand begins on November 30 and ends on December 20.

Jharkhand: Man dies as mob attacks two over battery theft

This is the 22nd death due to mob violence in Jharkhand in the past three-and-a-half years.

Jharkhand elections: JVM(P) to contest all 81 seats alone

JVM(P) was part of the Opposition alliance in the Lok Sabha elections. It contested two seats but lost both.

Groupism still there, trying to change it: State Cong chief Rameshwar Oraron

After his appointment as state party chief, several senior state leaders had expressed displeasure. Oraon, however, said his aim is to take everyone together.

‘Groupism’ in party remains a challenge: Jharkhand Congress chief Rameshwar Oraron

Leaders in the state need to serve the party “selflessly and voluntarily”, says Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee President Rameshwar Oraon, dismissing allegations of disloyalty to the party.

‘DIG se milne pe kaam ho gaya’: In Bihar’s Bhagalpur, how a DIG is winning people’s trust

Before joining in Bhagalpur, Vikas Vaibhav was on central deputation in the National Investigation Agency. When IM operations chief Yasin Bhatkal was nabbed in Nepal and brought to Bihar by the intelligence agencies, it was Vaibhav who arrested him officially and interrogated him.

Jharkhand polls: BJP targets 65-plus tally, Oppn slams 5-phase polls

Leader of Opposition and JMM chief Hemant Soren said, “The five-phase elections show that everything is not right in Jharkhand.” Congress working president Rajesh Thakur said, “The EC sought our views, but it was a fruitless exercise as our request was not heeded. We had demanded election in one phase. It is clear that Left-wing extremism has not reduced in the state.”

Explained: As Jharkhand elections are announced, here is the state of play

Jharkhand elections: While the political climate is yet to heat up in the state, this is where the BJP and the Opposition stand as of now.

Raghubar Das: ‘Mob lynchings not just in Jharkhand… should not be made political agenda’

Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das speaks to The Indian Express on incidents of lynching and the upcoming state polls.

Jharkhand: Seven lynched over child-lifting rumours, but NCRB report says no such case

The zero figure assumes significance when seen against the backdrop of 21 deaths in the state in the past three years due to mob violence over suspicion of animal slaughter, theft, child-lifting rumours, among others.

Poll dates coming, five opposition Jharkhand MLAs join BJP

Besides the five legislators, former Jharkhand DGP D K Pandey, former IPS officer and senior Congress leader Arun Oraon, and retired bureaucrat Suchitra Sinha also joined the BJP.

Protests, assault at Ranchi BJP HQ over induction of murder accused

Mehta, a Palamu-based politician, owns schools in Ranchi and is an accused in the murder of Suchitra Mishra, a warden in one of Mehta’s schools in 2012.

In one Jharkhand district, 53 booked in cow slaughter cases in six years, all acquitted

A scrutiny of district court records by The Indian Express found that at least 53 people booked on charges of cow slaughter, or intent to slaughter cows under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, in 16 cases have been acquitted since 2018.