Expressing disappointment over Assembly election results in Jharkhand, Congress Tuesday said all non-BJP parties in that state should have come together on one platform to counter BJP, even as it offered support to PDP in government formation in Jammu and Kashmir.
Ranchi: Massive celebrations began in Jharkhand as it became clear that the Bharatiya Janata Party will be a major gainer in JMM-ruled Jharkhand shortly after the counting of votes polled in assembly polls began on Tuesday.
New Delhi: With the early trends showing the BJP candidates leading by good margins in Jharkhand as the counting of votes began on Tuesday, Janata Dal United said that it was due to the mistakes committed by the ruling alliance led by JMM and Congress in the tribal state.
The JMM on Friday accused the BJP of assaulting its workers in Dumka and in some other constituencies in the Santhal Pargana region, hours after the saffron party registered an FIR against Chief Minister Hemant Soren in connection with assaulting its activists.
With Jharkhand set to enter the fifth and final phase polling for 16 Assembly seats spread across six districts on Saturday, the fate of heavyweights including Chief Minister Hemant Soren will be decided in this phase.
Ranchi: Polling will be held tomorrow in 17 seats in Jharkhand in the third leg of the five-phase Assembly election where voters will decide the fate of 289 candidates, including former Jharkhand chief minister Babulal Marandi, ex-Speaker CP Singh and three ministers.
The Jharkhand High Court on Friday issued a notice to former chief minister Shibu Soren on a petition stating that the JMM supremo had failed to mention criminal cases against him and the name of his wife in the affidavits while filing nomination for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections from Dumka.
Poll-bound Jharkhand gearing up for its second phase slated for December 2, will witness hectic campaigning with AICC President and Vice President Sonia and Rahul Gandhi besides, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, visiting the state over the next two days.
Giridih: The nomination of JMM candidate Nizammudin Ansari for the Jharkhand Assembly polls from Dhanwar constituency was Monday rejected as he was sentenced to two years in prison by a Giridih court in 2013 RPT 2013 in connection with an assault case.