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Jharkhand Election Updates

Date: 30-10-2014

  • Congress seems to be still finding it tough to decide whether to go it alone in Jharkhand or keep the grand alliance. The possible alliance partners before Congress are JDU, RJD, and JMM. According to last available information, INC is keen to forge electoral alliance with Jharkhand Mukti Morcha.
  • With slew of ex-bureaucrats joining BJP, just a few days before the election, has irked many BJP workers in Jharkhand because they feel these new party inductee will snatch their chances of getting tickets in contesting assembly election.
  • Leadership of Bharatiya Janata Party is exploring the possibilities of forging alliance with All Jharkhand Students’ Union. While latter is demanding anything from 14 to 15 seats, BJP is adamant of not giving anything more than 8 seats to AJSU.
  • Some of the issues that are going to become campaign issues during upcoming Jharkhand assembly election are welfare measures, irrigation, law & order, displacement due to road construction, governance, education, empowerment, employment, health, and stability.
Date: 29-10-2014

  • INC of Jharkhand has not being able to decide yet whether to go it solo this time or forge pre-poll alliance.
  • Hemant Soren, leader of JMM and current CM of Jharkhand, fears that INC is going to end the current alliance. Consequently, he went to Delhi and met INC high command requesting not to end the ‘grand alliance’.
  • Political analysts believe that BJP is going to appoint an RSS favourite if BJP assumes power in Jharkhand assembly.
  • Samajwadi Party is trying to gain national party status. That’s why it is going to fight Jharkhand assembly election, even after performing poorly in Maharashtra.
  • Fourteen assembly constituencies will be contested by Jai Bharat Samanta Party in Jharkhand’s Kolhan division.
Date: 28-10-2014

  • Assembly polls in Jharkhand will be held in five phases. Though it was earlier notified by Election Commission that the polls will start on November 25 and end on December 20. The other polling dates are December 2, December 9, and December 14. Counting of the votes in Jharkhand will be done on December 23.
  • While notification of November 25 poll was earlier scheduled to be held on October 29 (Wednesday), it was latter changed to October 28 (Tuesday) due to ‘Chhath Puja’ festival.
  • After Jharkhand was carved out of Bihar, it is going to be the third assembly election after formation. There are 81 assembly seats in this state.
  • Jharkhand BJP is going to polls with the ‘Sabka Vikas’ campaign, trying to cash in on the popularity of Narendra Modi yet again.
  • Many bureaucrats in Jharkhand government, including IAS and IPS officers, have decided to join BJP. Two prominent ones are Laxman Prasad Singh (IG of Bokaro) and Sheetal Oraon (Police Headquarters And Training’s Inspector General). Interestingly, principal secretary J B Tubid also gave a visit to state BJP office.
  • INC of Jharkhand is toying with the idea of pre-poll alliance. That’s why Sukhdeo Bhagat (JPCC President) visited New Delhi to attend working committee meeting to decide on the issue.
Last Updated on October 30, 2014