JVM, AJSU may be kingmaker if Jharkhand Assembly election throws up hung house

As per initial trends, the BJP is leading on 30 and Congress-JMM-RJD alliance is in 41 seats. The AJSU and the JVM are leading on five and four seats respectively.

Dec 23, 2019, 10:36 AM IST

Jharkhand Assembly result 2019: Here are the key players, major constituencies

Major political parties Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), Congress, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), All Jharkhand Students` Union (AJSU) and Jharkhand Vikas Morcha-Prajatantrik (JVM-P) are among the major political parties which are in the fray in the tribal-dominated state. Raghubar Das took oath as Chief Minister in 2014 after the BJP won 37 seats and stitched an alliance with the AJSU, which had won 5 seats. 

Dec 23, 2019, 07:17 AM IST

Jharkhand assembly election: 62.95% voter turnout recorded, voting ends

The voting for the third phase of Jharkhand Assembly elections is currently underway on Thursday (December 12) for 17 constituencies, taking the five-phased electoral process in the state midway. The seats where elections is being held include Koderma, Barkatha, Barhi, Mandu, Hazaribagh, Simaria (SC), Barkagaon, Ramgarh, Dhanwar, Gomia, Berma, Ichagarh, Silli, Khijri (ST), Ranchi, Hatia and Kanke (SC).

Dec 12, 2019, 07:22 AM IST

AJSU president Sudesh Mahto holds the power string in Jharkhand

In 2014, the BJP swept to power in the 82-member Assembly with 37 seats and 31.26 per cent vote share. It had Sudesh Mahto's AJSU as ally winning 5 seats and 3.68 per cent vote.

Dec 03, 2019, 13:51 PM IST

Jailed Maoist Kundan Pahan files nomination for Jharkhand polls

Jailed Maoist leader Kundan Pahan, All Jharkhand Students Union (AJSU) president Sudesh Mahtoi and other candidates filed their nomination paper on Monday to contest the upcoming Jharkhand assembly polls.

Nov 18, 2019, 22:01 PM IST

In Jharkhand, BJP and AJSU alliance hits roadblock

The BJP on Wednesday announced its candidate Sukhdeo Bhagat from the Lohardaga Assembly seat. He is a former Congress president of Jharkhand and joined the BJP just before the announcement of the poll dates. However, the AJSU had already fielded Niru Bhagat from the seat, who filed his nomination on November 11 in the presence of the party president. Soon after the BJP fielded its own candidate, the AJSU leaders went into a huddle.

Nov 13, 2019, 18:33 PM IST

BJP ally AJSU chief skips development council meet in Jharkhand

All Jharkhand Students Union (AJSU) President Sudesh Mahto, an ally of the ruling BJP and Jharkhand State Development Council Deputy Chairperson, on Tuesday skipped a council meeting here along with opposition Jharkhand Mukti Morcha members.

Jan 03, 2017, 18:12 PM IST

AJSU party demands SIT probe into 1993 doctor attack case

The AJSU party, an ally in the NDA-led government in Jharkhand, on Tuesday demanded a SIT probe into the 1993 case of attack on a Ranchi-based doctor, hours after a local court sentenced two of its leaders to seven years in prison.

Jun 23, 2015, 19:26 PM IST

Member of BJP ally in Jharkhand sent to jail

Legislator Kamal Kishore Bhagat, a member of All Jharkhand Students Union (AJSU) - an alliance partner of the ruling BJP in Jharkhand - was sentenced to seven years of imprisonment by a Ranchi court on Tuesday, said a lawyer.

Jun 23, 2015, 13:51 PM IST

Jharkhand bids 2014 goodbye with stable mandate

After 14 years of uncertain and fragile alliances ruling Jharkhand, the electorate gave the BJP-Ajsu coalition an absolute majority in 2014 with new Chief Minister Raghubar Das saying the assembly election mandate was for stability and development.

Dec 31, 2014, 11:22 AM IST

Sudesh Mahto loses from Silli

Former deputy chief minister and AJSU party president Sudesh Mahto Tuesday lost from his home turf Silli after representing it for nearly 15 years.

Dec 23, 2014, 14:42 PM IST

Jharkhand Assembly elections 2014: Will the electorate vote for a stable government this time?

The state which was created on November 15, 2000 after being carved out from Bihar has some unique characteristics.

Nov 21, 2014, 20:02 PM IST

AJSU, LJP to remain NDA allies in Jharkhand: BJP

The BJP today made it clear that even if it secured majority in the forthcoming assembly polls, AJSU party and Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) would remain NDA allies in Jharkhand.

Nov 12, 2014, 15:36 PM IST

Jharkhand polls: AJSU Party now BJP's 'B' team, says Hemant Soren

Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Sunday accused AJSU President and former Deputy Chief Minister, Sudesh Mahto, of ditching the party's dedicated workers by forging an alliance with the BJP for the Assembly elections.

Nov 09, 2014, 22:46 PM IST

Jharkhand polls: 29 FIRs against parties for Model Code violation

A total of 29 FIRs have been filed against different parties in connection for violation of Election Model Code of Conduct ahead of the five-phase assembly elections in Jharkhand.

Nov 08, 2014, 20:46 PM IST

BJP clinches pre-poll tie-up with AJSU in Jharkhand

BJP on Monday clinched an alliance with All Jharkhand Students Unions for Jharkhand Assembly elections under which its junior partner will contest eight of the 81 seats in the state.

Nov 03, 2014, 17:58 PM IST

Obstructionist stand stalling development in Jharkhand: Speaker

Jharkhand Assembly Speaker Shashank Sekhar Bhokta on Monday regretted that an obstructionist stand by certain sections had been stalling the state`s development ever since the state was created 14 years ago.

Jul 07, 2014, 19:43 PM IST

Lok Sabha polls: AJSU announces second list

Former union minister Nagmani and ex-IPS officer Subodh Prasad will contest from Jharkhand`s Chatra and Godda Lok Sabha seats respectively on AJSU party tickets in the coming general elections.

Mar 19, 2014, 01:31 AM IST

AJSU demands CBI probe in party functionary`s murder

The Ajsu party Tuesday alleged the recent killing of its general secretary Tileshwar Sahu was a political conspiracy and demanded a CBI probe into it.

Mar 12, 2014, 22:40 PM IST

AJSU leader Tileshwar Sahu shot dead in Jharkhand

Tileshwar Sahu, who had recently joined All Jharkhand Students` Union, was on Saturday shot dead at Barhi in the district, police said.

Mar 08, 2014, 18:23 PM IST