Jharkhand Assembly Elections In 5 Phases From November 30, Results On December 23
The Election Commission of India today announced the schedule for the Jharkhand assembly elections. CEC Sunil Arora said the elections will be held in 5 phases starting November 30. Counting of votes will be held on December 23.
First phase: Nov 30
Second phase: Dec 7
Third phase: Dec 12
Fourth phase: Dec 16
Fifth phase: Dec 20
The Jharkhand Legislative Assembly’s tenure is ending on December 27
There were speculations that the Election Commission would also announce schedule for the Delhi Assembly elections but that didn’t happen.
Assembly polls in Jharkhand were not announced along with those of Haryana and Maharashtra as the term of its assembly ends in January and there was no recommendation from the state Chief Minister for early polls.
State’s political parties except the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party have demanded that the Assembly polls in the state should take place in a single phase.
The election comes at a time when the Haryana and Maharashtra elections have not yielded results as per the expectations of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
In Jharkhand, Chief Minister Raghubar Das-led BJP is hoping to retain power in the state.
In 2014, while the BJP won 37 seats, its ally All Jharkhand Students Union (AJSU) won five.
The combined tally was enough for the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) to cross the majority mark of 41 in the 81-member Assembly.