The BJP-AJSU alliance attained the magic figure of 42 to win a majority in Jharkhand for the first time but the other two tie-ups -- JVM/Trinamool Congress and Congress/RJD/JDU -- failed miserably in the just concluded Assembly Elections.
The BJP on Friday accused the JMM of "intimidation and undemocratic tactics" against its candidates and their relatives in Dumka and Barhait Assembly seats ahead of tomorrow`s fifth and final phase of polling for Jharkhand Assembly.
Unfazed by the recent terror attacks, a 59 percent voter turnout was recorded in the third phase of the Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday as they continued to ignore boycott calls but it was lower than the earlier rounds.
Srinagar/Ranchi: Elaborate security arrangements have been put in place to ensure free and fair polls in the first phase of assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand, which began on Tuesday amid unprecedented security.
Preparations for the first phase of Assembly polls scheduled to be held in Jharkhand on Tuesday continue in full swing. Over three million voters will decide the political fate of 199 candidates in the Maoist-hit areas here.
The state which was created on November 15, 2000 after being carved out from Bihar has some unique characteristics. It is a small state which really does not occupy the centrestage as far as media headlines are concerned.
Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) on Friday received a setback as its firebrand East Singhbhum district committee President, Ramesh Hansdah resigned from the post as well as the primary membership of the party today.
Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) on Wednesday urged Chief Election Commissioner V S Sampath to launch an awareness campaign in villages of Jharkhand before deploying para-military forces there ahead of the five-phased polls starting November 25.
The JMM, which runs a coalition government in Jharkhand with Congress and Rashtriya Janata Dal support, has rejected RJD's offer to support each other's sitting MLAs in the ensuing Assembly Elections in the state.