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Motorbikes, bicycles hiring for Upcoming Jharkhand polls
November 20, 2014 12:43 PM
  1. For the first time ever in Jharkhand , motorbikes and bicycles ae being hired to ensure smooth and fair elections, especially in the 18 of 24 districts in the state which are Maoist-affected constituencies. Rate charts have been released by disctrict officers for hiring of bikes and bicycles for the movement of security forces in their constituencies.Thousands of security personnel would be visiting Jharkhand for the smooth conduct of the five-phase elections which begins on November 25 with counting of votes scheduled for December 23. “In the rural areas which will be tough to travel on four-wheelers it will be better to ride bikes and bi-cycles. It will also minimize the security risk for the patrolling personnel,” said a police officer of Jharkhand. (News Reports)
JMM top guns contest from Santhal Pargana
November 18, 2014 12:17 PM
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is going to face a tough task in tribal-dominated Santhal Pargana of Jharkhand . 2 of the 14 Lok Sabha seats in Jharkhand that BJP lost in 2014 despite a strong  PM Modi wave were from this region.Santhal Pargana is considered to be a  stronghold of JMM. In the past, the BJP has be able to put up a good show in the region and state. In Santhal Pargana, the party topped in seven Assembly segments of the three Lok Sabha seats despite losing two in 2014. In entire Jharkhand, in 2009, out of the 81 constituencies, the BJP and JMM won an equal number of 18 seats each.JMM leader and Chief Minister Hemant Soren has currently 10 MLAs from this region. Stephen Marandi and Hemlal Murmu's homecoming has strengthened JMM's poll position in Santhal Pargana.(News Reports)
Jharkhand police warned by IB of Chhattisgarh-like Maoist attack
November 18, 2014 09:25 AM
The Intelligence Bureau has warned Jharkhand police of a possible Chhattisgarh-like Maoist situation in assembly poll stations which are along the interstate border. Most of 13 assembly segments going to polls on November 25 are situated on the Jharkhand-Chhatisgarh-Odisha border. "Among all Maoist-hit states, only Jharkhand is going to polls thus the rebels will try to make a mark to try to regain lost ground," said Ranchi IG M S Bhatia (News reports)
Amit Shah and Rajnath Singh campaign in Jharkhand
November 17, 2014 02:04 PM
BJP national president Amit Shah and Union home minister Rajnath Singh have started active election campaigns in Jharkhand since yesterday from the Maoist affected areas of Lohardaga, Chatra and Latehar. While Amit Shah concentrated on Congress- mukta-Jharkhand on the lines of BJP's stand during Lok Sabha general election, Rajnath Singh spoke about India's growing self-esteem at the global level, particularly in dealing with the neighbours. Shah addressed his first political rally at Lohardaga and justified his visit by saying that BJP has to start it's 'oust Congress' campaign from here as the state president of Congress is contesting from the seat.
Jharkhand: Congress Rallies off to slow start
November 17, 2014 12:40 PM
The Congress has started off slow in its campaign for Jharkhand ,the party which is yet to announce their manifesto and are still to have a planned political campaign like other national and regional parties have preapred for jharkhand.  Congress general secretary in-charge, B K Hariprasad has not visited the state since election dates was announced. The Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee (JPCC) on Saturday released advertisements in local papers to mark Birsa Munda's birth anniversary without usual ticket-size photographs of Sonia and Rahul Gandhi. A Congress leader has reportedly stated that the party seems to have accepted defeat. The party has hired two choppers for campaigning without anyone to use them. (News Reports)

Jharkhand Assembly (Vidhan Sabha) Elections Date 2014

The Election Commission has announced that the 2014 Assembly Elections in Jharkhand will be held in five phases between November 25 and December 20, and votes will be counted on December 23.

Phase - 1

Phase – 2

Phase – 3

Phase – 4

Phase – 5

Event Date
Date of Issue of NotificationOct 29, 2014
Last date of making nominationNov 5, 2014
Date of ScrutinyNov 7, 2014
Last date of withdrawalNov 10, 2014
Date of Poll Nov 25, 2014
Date of CountingDec 23, 2014
Date of Completion of ElectionDec 29, 2014

List of constituencies for Phase-1 elections in Jharkhand.
Assembly Constituency NameAssembly Constituency No.Assembly Constituency NameAssembly Constituency No.
Chatra (SC)27Daltonganj76
Gumla (ST)68Bishrampur77
Bishunpur (ST)69Chhatarpur (SC)78
Lohardaga (ST)72Hussainabad79
Manika (ST)73Garhwa80
Latehar (SC)74Bhawanathpur81
Event Date
Date of Issue of NotificationNov 7, 2014
Last date of making nominationNov 14, 2014
Date of ScrutinyNov 15, 2014
Last date of withdrawalNov 17, 2014
Date of Poll Dec 2, 2014
Date of CountingDec 23, 2014
Date of Completion of ElectionDec 29, 2014

List of constituencies for Phase-2 elections in Jharkhand.
Assembly Constituency NameAssembly Constituency No.Assembly Constituency NameAssembly Constituency No.
Baharagora44Manoharpur (ST)55
Ghatshila (ST)45Chakradharpur (ST)56
Potka (ST)46Kharsawan (ST)57
Jugsalai (SC)47Tamar (ST)58
Jamshedpur East48Torpa (ST)59
Jamshedpur West49Khunti (ST)60
Seraikella (ST)51Mandar (ST)66
Chaibasa (ST)52Sisai (ST)67
Majhgaon (ST)53Simdega (ST)70
Jaganathpur (ST)54Kolebira (ST)71
Event Date
Date of Issue of NotificationNov 14, 2014
Last date of making nominationNov 21, 2014
Date of ScrutinyNov 22, 2014
Last date of withdrawalNov 24, 2014
Date of Poll Dec 9, 2014
Date of CountingDec 23, 2014
Date of Completion of ElectionDec 29, 2014

List of constituencies for Phase-3 elections in Jharkhand.
Assembly Constituency NameAssembly Constituency No.Assembly Constituency NameAssembly Constituency No.
Ramgarh23Khijri (ST)62
Simaria (SC)26Kanke (SC)65
Event Date
Date of Issue of NotificationNov 19, 2014
Last date of making nominationNov 26, 2014
Date of ScrutinyNov 27, 2014
Last date of withdrawalNov 29, 2014
Date of Poll Dec 14, 2014
Date of CountingDec 23, 2014
Date of Completion of ElectionDec 29, 2014

List of constituencies for Phase-4 elections in Jharkhand.
Assembly Constituency NameAssembly Constituency No.Assembly Constituency NameAssembly Constituency No.
Madhupur13Chandankiyari (SC)37
Deoghar (SC)15Sindri38
Jamua (SC)30Dhanbad40
Event Date
Date of Issue of NotificationNov 26, 2014
Last date of making nominationDec 3, 2014
Date of ScrutinyDec 4, 2014
Last date of withdrawalDec 6, 2014
Date of Poll Dec 20, 2014
Date of CountingDec 23, 2014
Date of Completion of ElectionDec 29, 2014

List of constituencies for Phase-5 elections in Jharkhand.
Assembly Constituency NameAssembly Constituency No.Assembly Constituency NameAssembly Constituency No.
Borio (ST)2Dumka (ST)10
Barhait (ST)3Jama (ST)11
Litipara (ST)4Jarmundi12
Maheshpur (ST)6Poreyahat16
Sikaripara (ST)7Godda17
Nala8Mahagama 18

About Jharkhand Assembly Election 2014

The first assembly elections were held in 2000 in Jharkhand. The assembly elections for 2014 are scheduled to be
 held in five phases between November 25 and December 20. The Vidhan Sabha of Jharkhand consists of 82 seats amongst which 81 are directly elected and one seat is nominated. The fate of the candidates will be decided by about two crore voters. The major parties in the state include Indian National Congress (INC), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) and Janata Dal (United) - JD(U).

In the General Elections, Congress was rejected by the Jharkhand electorate. As a part of strategy for the upcoming assembly elections, Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee (JPCC) is planning to organise 'chintan shivir' in different parts of the state to find means to get back the faith of the people. JPCC leaders are urged to be aware of the problems of the people of their districts and find out the demands of the people.

The BJP appears to contest the upcoming Jharkhand assembly elections all alone. Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) led by Babulal Marandi was among the regional parties which had to face defeat in the general election. However, Marandi said that his party will contest the assembly election from all 81 constituencies. 

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Quick facts for Jharkhand Elections Jharkhand Election History Administrative structure
Issues of the state Political Parties in Jharkhand Political distribution of Jharkhand
Legislative Assembly of Jharkhand List of Chief Ministers of Jharkhand List of Governors of Jharkhand
Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Jharkhand Latest News And Update Party Wise Lok Sabha Election Results 2014
PCs and ACs Elections Results of Jharkhand Rajya Sabha Members from Jharkhand Cabinet Ministers of Jharkhand

Jharkhand Lok Sabha Election Summary 2014

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) turned victorious in Jharkhand by bagging 12 seats out of 14 seats. The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha party secured two seats in the state. Jharkhand is rich in resources and is the 28th state in India. The state was formed in the year 2000 after the separation from Bihar. It is a politically active state and has many national and regional parties. Besides, the political parties, the state has a large number of independent leaders. The state Assembly has 81 assembly and 14 parliamentary constituencies. With Hemant Soren as its present Chief Minister, the United Progressive Alliance (UPA-II) alliance is ruling the state.

Quick facts for Jharkhand Elections 2014

Parliamentary Constituencies
Assembly Constituencies 81
Ruling PartyJharkhand Mukti Morcha
Opposition PartyBharatiya Janata Party
Chief MinisterHemant Soren
GovernorDr. Syed Ahmed
Chief Electoral Officer-
AddressChief Electoral Officer,Old OPD,HEC, Sec-2, Dhurwa, Ranchi.

Jharkhand Election History

Jharkhand is the state where active politics have always been under way right from the heydays, when the state came into existence as the breakaway faction from the erstwhile Bihar, in the year 2000. The electoral system of Jharkhand is divided between the assembly and parliamentary constituencies and in each of these many national and regional political parties vie for the power. It is also significant to note that Jharkhand has quite a huge number of political parties, compared to UP and Bihar.

Administrative structure

Like most of the Indian states, the administrative structure of the state is determined by the Constitution of 1950. The Governor is the head of the state and functions on the advice of the Chief Minister. CM is the head of the government. The state is divided into many districts. Each district is governed by a deputy commissioner. The judiciary consists of a High Court in Ranchi and other district courts, subdivisional courts, munsifs’ (subordinate judicial officers’) courts, and village councils.

Issues of the state

Naxalism:It is one of the 13 states in India where Naxalites have a major influence. The Leftist rebels are active in 18 out of 24 districts of the state. Jharkhand has witnessed the loss of countless lives in Maoist violence. People live in miserable poverty, thus providing wide recruits for the Left insurgents who argue that they are fighting on behalf of the landless poor.

Development & stability:The region was earlier known for its educational infrastructure but after achieving the status of a full-fledged state, it failed to open even a single state-of-the-art institute.

Political Parties in Jharkhand

 Jharkhand elections have seen the active participation of several national, state and registered political parties like:

Indian National Congress (INC) Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) Communist Party of India (CPI)
Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) Janata Dal (United) JD(U) RashtriyaJanata Dal (RJD)
All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) (Liberation) Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha
Janata Dal (Secular)JD(S) All India Forward Bloc (Subhasist) AIFB(S) Indian Justice Party (IJP)
SadanVikas Party (SVKP) RashtriyaSamanta Dal (RSMD) Jharkhand Vikas Dal (JVD)

JMM is in fact the biggest political party in the state. The political system in the state of Jharkhand has changed significantly over the years. 

Political distribution of Jharkhand

The state is divided politically into Kolhan, South Chhotanagpur, North Chhotanagpur, SanthalPargana (Dumka) and Palamu. Kolhan region includes 3 districts specifically East Singhbhum, West Singhbhum and Saraikela and has 2 Lok Sabha Seats viz Jamshedpur and Singhbhum-which is predominantly an Adivasi region.

The North Chhotanagpur region has seven districts viz Chatra, Koderma, Giridih, Hazaribagh, Ramgarh, Bokaro and Dhanbad and comprises 5 LS seats namely Chatra, Koderma, Giridih, Dhanbad and Hazaribagh respectively. South Chhotanagpur region has 5 districts namely Ranchi, Khunti, Lohardagga, Gumla and Simdega and 3 LS seats namely Ranchi, Khunti and Loherdagga. These regions are also predominantly Adivasi regions. Palamu region has 3 districts namely Palamu, Latehar and Garhwa and 1 LS seat namely Palamu, having a meagre Adivasi population and high scheduled caste population. Santhal Pargana region has 6 districts namely Deoghar, Godda, Sahebganj, Pakur, Dumka and Jamtara and 3 LS seats namely Rajmahal, Dumka and Godda. 

Legislative Assembly of Jharkhand

Jharkhand has a unicameral state legislature that means there is only one house which is the Jharkhand Legislative Assembly or The Jharkhand Vidhan Sabha. Ranchi is the state capital. There are 81 members in the assembly who are directly elected from their respective constituencies, and one nominated.

List of Chief Ministers of Jharkhand

Babulal Marandi was the first elected Chief Minister of the state, who assumed office on 15 November 2000. The incumbent CM is Hemant Soren, who assumed office on 13 July 2013. The complete list of Chief Ministers of Jharkhand is given below:

Sl. No.Chief Ministers of JharkhandFromToParty
1Hemant Soren DumkaJul 13, 2013PresentJMM
2President's ruleJan 18, 2013Jul 12, 2013 
3Arjun Munda KharsawanSep 11, 2010Jan 18, 2013BJP
4President's ruleJun 1, 2010Sep 11, 2010 
5Shibu SorenDec 30, 2009May 31, 2010JMM
6President's ruleJan 19, 2009Dec 29, 2009 
7Shibu SorenAug 27, 2008Jan 18, 2009JMM
8Madhu Koda JaganathpurSep 14, 2006Aug 23, 2008IND
9Arjun Munda KharsawanMar 12, 2005Sep 14, 2006BJP
10Shibu SorenMar 2, 2005Mar 12, 2005JMM
11Arjun Munda KharsawanMar 18, 2003Mar 2, 2005BJP
12Babulal Marandi RamgarhNov 15, 2000Mar 17, 2003BJP

List of Governors of Jharkhand

Sl. No.Governors of JharkhandFromTo
1Syed AhmedSep 4, 2011Present
2M.O. Hasan Farook MaricarJan 22, 2010Sep 3, 2011
3Kateekal SankaranarayananJul 26, 2009Jan 21, 2010
4Syed Sibtey RaziDec 10, 2004Jul 25, 2009
5Ved MarwahJun 12, 2003Dec 9, 2004
6M. Rama JoisJul 15, 2002Jun 11, 2003
7V. C. Pande (Additional Charge)Feb 4, 2002Jul 14, 2002
8Prabhat KumarNov 15, 2000Feb 3, 2002

Cabinet Ministers of Jharkhand

Name of Minister Ministeries
Shri. Rajendra Prasad Singh Finance (Institutional Finance & National Savings), Commercial Tax, Energy, Health, Medical Education & Family Welfare,Parliamentary Affairs
Smt. Annapurna Devi Water Resources, Social Welfare, Women & Child Development, Registration
Shri. Champai Soren Welfare, Transport, Industry
Shri. Mannan Mallick Animal Husbandry & Fisheries, Disaster Management
Shri. Hazi Hussain Ansari Building Construction,Minority Welfare, Co-operative
Shri. Suresh Paswan Tourism, Urban Development
Smt. Geetashree Oraon Human Resource Development, Art, Culture, Sports & Youth Affairs
Shri. Jai Prakash Bhai Patel Drinking Water and Sanitation, Excise
Shri. Yogendra Sav Agriculture & Sugarcane Development, Housing
Shri. Krishnanand Tripathy Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Labour Employement & Training

Rajya Sabha Members from Jharkhand

Dr. Pradeep Kumar Balmuchu Indian National Congress04/05/2012 to 03/05/2018Shri Prem Chand Gupta Rashtriya Janata Dal 10/04/2014 to 09/04/2020
Shri Parimal Nathwani Independent & Others 10/04/2014 to 09/04/2020Shri Dhiraj Prasad Sahu Indian National Congress 08/07/2010 to 07/07/2016
Shri Sanjiv Kumar Jharkhand Mukti Morcha 04/05/2012 to 03/05/2018  

Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Jharkhand

P. K. Jajoria is the Chief Electoral Officer of Jharkhand.
Contact details of CEO's office: Cabinet (Election) Department (Near Gaytri Mandir) Old OPD, HEC Colony, Sector-2 Dhurwa, Ranchi - 834 004
Phone: 0651-2440077
Helpline: 1950

Last Updated on November 20, 2014

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