Campaigning for 2nd phase gains momentum in Jharkhand

Last Updated: Friday, November 27, 2009 - 11:59

Ranchi: The campaigning in Jharkhand is gaining momentum for the second phase of elections.

In the second phase, the polling will be held in second of the next month in 14 of the remaining 55 constituencies.

The leaders of various political parties are attending to the election meetings in different parts of the state.

In the mean time, the Election Commission has ordered repelling at two booths in Pakur assembly constituencies.

The campaigning for the first phase of the five-phased polling for the Jharkhand Assembly ended on Monday (November 23).

The first phase of the poll took place on November 25 for 26 of the 81 seats.

Four former ministers, six former MPs and a former Speaker was among the 470 candidates in the fray during this phase.

During the first phase, 30 constituencies voted. In the third phase seven seats will vote, and 14 and 15 constituencies will vote in the fourth and the fifth phase.

The counting will be held on December 23. (ANI)



First Published: Friday, November 27, 2009 - 11:59

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