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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

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 00:09

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.

Tune in to Zee News for live updates on Jharkhand Assembly election 2019:-

1 November 2019, 17:03 PM

Counting of votes will be held on December 23, says CEC.

1 November 2019, 16:58 PM

Voting for the IV & V phase to be held on 16 and 20 Dec respectively: CEC

1 November 2019, 16:57 PM

Voting for the phase III of the Jharkhand assembly elections to be held on 12 Dec: CEC

1 November 2019, 16:57 PM

Phase II to be held on December 7: CEC 

1 November 2019, 16:56 PM

Assembly election in phase 1 to be held on November 30 in 13 constituencies: CEC

1 November 2019, 16:53 PM

Phase 1

Date of scrutiny: 13 Nov
Withdrawal 16 Nov 
Counting: 23 Dec 
Date of poll - 30 Nov
 

1 November 2019, 16:51 PM

Notification for assembly election- 11 Nov; date of scrutiny of nomination papers - 13Nov; withdrawal of nomination papers: 16 November. 

 

1 November 2019, 16:49 PM

CEC announces Jharkhand assembly election in five phases on 13 seats.  

1 November 2019, 16:48 PM

Model Code of Conduct will be effective immediately after this press conference: CEC

1 November 2019, 16:47 PM

Special forces will be deployed to tackle left-wing extremism in Jharkhand during the assembly election: CEC 
 

1 November 2019, 16:44 PM

Special forces for battling left-wing extremism in Jharkhand during the polls will be deployed: Sunil Arora

1 November 2019, 16:43 PM

Total electorate in Jharkhand is 2.26 crore, says CEC. 

1 November 2019, 16:41 PM

Out of 19, 13 districts of Jharkhand are extremely affected, says CEC Sunil Arora.

1 November 2019, 16:40 PM

19 districts in Jharkhand affected by Left Wing Extremists, says CEC Sunil Arora.

1 November 2019, 16:37 PM

CEC Sunil Arora along with  Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra is addressing the press conference on the dates for the Jharkhand assembly election 2019.

1 November 2019, 16:35 PM

The Chief Election Commissioner is now announcing the schedule for Jharkhand assembly election 2019. 

1 November 2019, 15:46 PM

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.

1 November 2019, 15:45 PM

This will be the fourth assembly election in Jharkhand since the state was formed in 2000.

1 November 2019, 15:28 PM

Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das has expressed hope that his party will win at least 65 seats in the upcoming assembly election.

1 November 2019, 15:26 PM

 JMM was the largest opposition party in the state with 17 seats, JVM(P) won 8 and Congress managed only 6 seats.

1 November 2019, 15:25 PM

The BJP had won 37 seats, and its ally All Jharkhand Students Union (AJSU) could win five.

1 November 2019, 15:25 PM

In the last assembly election in Jharkhand, Raghuvar Das of the BJP was sworn in as the Chief Minister on December 28, 2014.