Assembly elections 2019 News
Even as polling for the fourth phase of Jharkhand's Assembly election is underway for the 15 seats in the four districts, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will address a rally in the state for the fifth phase. Yogi Adityanath will address rallies in Jamtara and Sahebganj districts of the state.
The second phase of Jharkhand Assembly vote in 20 seats on December 7 will decide the fate of many political heavyweights, but the centre for attraction is Chief Minister Raghubar Das, who is contesting from Jamshedpur East seat. He is challenged by his former cabinet colleague Saryu Rai and Congress spokesperson Gaurabh Vallabh.
As voting date for 13 assembly seats for the first phase of Jharkhand elections is inching closer, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is facing stiff challenge to save its old seats. Rebel leaders as well as candidates from its former ally All Jharkhand Student Union (AJSU) have increased difficulties of the ruling party.
Putting all speculations to rest that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar may campaign for BJP's rebel candidate Saryu Rai, who has decided to challenge Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das from East Singhboom in the upcoming assembly election, the JD-U chief said that he is not needed there, while responding to reporters in Patna on Wednesday (November 20).
After witnessing the no-so-convincing Assembly elections results in Haryana and Maharashtra, the upcoming polls in Jharkhand is yet another test for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The BJP is facing an embarrassing situation with the resignation of Saryu Rai, who was the food and supply minister in the Raghubar Das Cabinet till Sunday, and now reports are coming in that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar may campaign in his support.