Congress-JMM alliance breaks in poll-bound Jharkhand

Just ahead of Jharkhand Assembly elections, over a year long alliance between the Congress and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) has collapsed, Congress general secretary BK Hariprasad confirmed on Friday.

Last Updated: Oct 31, 2014, 13:38 PM IST
Congress-JMM alliance breaks in poll-bound Jharkhand

Ranchi: Just ahead of Jharkhand Assembly elections, over a year long alliance between the Congress and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) has collapsed, Congress general secretary BK Hariprasad confirmed on Friday.

Congress will contest the elections with Rashtriya Janata Dal and Janata Dal (United) in the mineral rich state.

The Election Commission has decided to go for five-phase Assembly polls in Jharkhand. The first phase in state will be held on November 25.

The last date for filing nomination papers for the first phase is Nov 5. The scrutiny of nomination papers would take place Nov 7 while the last date for withdrawals is Nov 10.

Voting for the remaining four phases will take place Dec 2, 9, 14 and 20.

Counting of votes will take place Dec 23.

In all, polling will be held for 81 seats in Jharkhand.