Live: Jharkhand to vote in 5 phases, counting of votes on December 23, says CEC
The EC on Friday announced the schedule for Assembly elections in Jharkhand which will be held in five phases, beginning November 30, and the results will be announced on December 23. The other days on which voting will take place are December 7, December 12, December 16, and December 20
NEW DELHI: The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Friday announced the schedule for Assembly elections in Jharkhand which will be held in five phases, beginning November 30, and the results will be announced on December 23. The other days on which voting will take place are December 7, December 12, December 16, and December 20.
The announcement was made by Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora at a press briefing during which he said that the Model Code of Conduct will come into force in the state immediately. The five-year term of the state Assembly will expire on January 5, 2020, he said.
Arora said Income-Tax officials will be deployed in every district to effectively monitor the expenditure. During the press briefing, the CEC said that the Special forces will be deployed to tackle left-wing extremism in Jharkhand during the assembly election.
He added that at least 19 districts in Jharkhand are affected by Left Wing Extremists and 13 of them are extremely affected.
In the last assembly election, Raghuvar Das of the BJP was sworn in as the Chief Minister on December 28, 2014.
The BJP had won 37 seats, and its ally All Jharkhand Students Union (AJSU) could win five. JMM was the largest opposition party in the state with 17 seats, JVM(P) won 8 and Congress managed only 6 seats. The combined tally of BJP-AJSU was enough for the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) to cross the majority mark of 41 in the 81-member Legislative Assembly. After the formation of the government, 6 MLAs of Jharkhand Vikas Morcha-Prajatantrik had joined the BJP.
Raghuvar Das has faced opposition from tribals over the Land Acquisition Bill (2017), and amendments to the Santhal Pargana Tenancy Act (SPTA) and Chotanagpur Tenancy Act (CTA), compelling the state government to withdraw the amendments later amid protests.
The results of the recently concluded Assembly polls in the two states of Maharashtra and Haryana are expected to have an impact on the elections in Jharkhand. The poll outcome of these two states would make the BJP cautious, while Opposition parties could learn lessons from their losses in Haryana and Maharashtra.
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Counting of votes will be held on December 23, says CEC.
Voting for the IV & V phase to be held on 16 and 20 Dec respectively: CEC
Voting for the phase III of the Jharkhand assembly elections to be held on 12 Dec: CEC
Phase II to be held on December 7: CEC
Assembly election in phase 1 to be held on November 30 in 13 constituencies: CEC
Date of scrutiny: 13 Nov
Withdrawal 16 Nov
Counting: 23 Dec
Date of poll - 30 Nov
Notification for assembly election- 11 Nov; date of scrutiny of nomination papers - 13Nov; withdrawal of nomination papers: 16 November.
CEC announces Jharkhand assembly election in five phases on 13 seats.
Model Code of Conduct will be effective immediately after this press conference: CEC
Special forces will be deployed to tackle left-wing extremism in Jharkhand during the assembly election: CEC
Special forces for battling left-wing extremism in Jharkhand during the polls will be deployed: Sunil Arora
Total electorate in Jharkhand is 2.26 crore, says CEC.
Out of 19, 13 districts of Jharkhand are extremely affected, says CEC Sunil Arora.
19 districts in Jharkhand affected by Left Wing Extremists, says CEC Sunil Arora.
CEC Sunil Arora along with Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra is addressing the press conference on the dates for the Jharkhand assembly election 2019.
The Chief Election Commissioner is now announcing the schedule for Jharkhand assembly election 2019.
Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) is the ruling party in the 81-member Jharkhand legislative assembly under CM Raghubar Das who has completed a five-year term.
This will be the fourth assembly election in Jharkhand since the state was formed in 2000.
Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das has expressed hope that his party will win at least 65 seats in the upcoming assembly election.
JMM was the largest opposition party in the state with 17 seats, JVM(P) won 8 and Congress managed only 6 seats.
The BJP had won 37 seats, and its ally All Jharkhand Students Union (AJSU) could win five.
In the last assembly election in Jharkhand, Raghuvar Das of the BJP was sworn in as the Chief Minister on December 28, 2014.