Amid Maoists` call for poll boycott,
elaborate security arrangements including air surveillance
have been put in place for the second phase of elections to 14
assembly seats, most of them Naxal-hit, in Jharkhand tomorrow.
Geeta Koda, wife of former
Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda who was arrested by state
vigilance department in a DA case, will
take over the charge of campaigning for JBSP in the ensuing assembly elections.
Campaigning for the second phase of
Jharkhand assembly polls on December 2 on Monday ended amid
Maoist-imposed 48-hour bandh in the state.
Amid Maoist calls to boycott the
Jharkhand assembly election, Election Commission has roped in
Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni to appeal to the
electorate to come out in large numbers to cast votes.
In yet another run-in with Railway
Minister Mamata Banerjee, the ebullient RJD strongman Lalu
Yadav today appeared to mimic the Trinamool Congress leader
over her appeal to Naxals to spare Rail property.
Former J`khand CM Madhu Koda, who has failed to appear before Enforcement Directorate in connection with the money laundering case against him, on Saturday said he would be available for questioning only after the Assembly polls.Nov 21, 2009, 15:11 PM IST
The Centre on Friday urged civil
society organisations to ask Left-wing extremists not to
disrupt the forthcoming elections in Jharkhand.
The West Bengal government is
planning to intensify the offensive against Maoists in Lalgarh
in West Midnapore district after the Assembly elections in
Corruption is likely to be the key
issue of political parties in the coming Assembly polls
considering the series of financial irregularities that
have bedevilled Jharkhand since its creation.
Geeta Koda, the wife of former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda who faces charges of laundering Rs 2,500 crore, will fight the upcoming Assembly Poll from her husband`s constituency.Nov 09, 2009, 13:25 PM IST
Adequate security deployment would
be made during the five-phase assembly elections beginning on
November 25 in Naxal-affected Jharkhand, Chief Election
Commissioner Navin B Chawla said here on Tuesday.
RJD on Tuesday said that the list of
candidates contesting the upcoming Jharkhand assembly polls
would be announced in the next two days.
LJP president Ramvilas Paswan on Tuesday
said his party would have an alliance with the RJD, CPI and
CPI(M) in Jharkhand assembly elections and contest for 10 of
the total 81 seats in the state.
Nominations for the first of the
five-phase assembly elections on November 25 in Jharkhand
would begin on October 31.
Encouraged by its success in
Arunachal Pradesh assembly elections where it secured five
seats, Trinamool Congress today said it would contest the
ensuing Jharkhand polls.
The Centre is mulling the
option of holding Assembly elections in Jharkhand, which is
under President`s rule, by early next year.
Buoyed by the Bihar Assembly by-poll results, RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Saturday met Congress president Sonia Gandhi pleading for a secular alliance for the Assembly Elections in Jharkhand due soon.Sep 19, 2009, 23:19 PM IST
The BJP on Monday moved the Supreme
Court seeking immediate dissolution of the Jharkhand Assembly,
now under suspended animation, and sought directives for the
Election Commission to hold elections.