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UPDATE: Jharkhand Assembly Election dates announced

The dates for Jharkhand Assembly Elections 2019 has been announced by the Election Commission today. The elections will be held in five phases.  Elections in Jharkhand will be held on Nov 30, Dec 7, Dec 12, Dec 16, Dec 20. Counting of votes will take place on Dec 23.

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New Delhi Updated on: November 01, 2019 18:02 IST

The dates for Jharkhand Assembly Elections 2019 has been announced by the Election Commission today. The elections will be held in five phases.  Elections in Jharkhand will be held on Nov 30, Dec 7, Dec 12, Dec 16, Dec 20. Counting of votes will take place on Dec 23. The Election Commission has not announced the dates for Delhi Assembly Elections yet. It was earlier speculated that the EC would announce the dates for the two states together.

Key Dates in Jharkhand Assembly Elections

Jharkhand Assembly Elections 2019: Complete Schedule

(81 Assembly Seats)

Nov 6 -  Nomination process begins

Nov 14 - Last date to file nomination

Nov 16 - Last Date to withdraw the nomination

Nov 30 - Phase 1 of Voting

Dec 7  - Phase 2 of Voting

Dec 12 - Phase 3 of Voting

Dec 16 - Phase 4 of Voting

Dec 20 - Phase 5 of Voting

Counting of Votes: Dec 23

Jharkhand has 14 seats in the Lok Sabha. In the previous Assembly elections, held in 2014, the Bharatiya Janata Party had emerged as the single largest party in the state, winning 37 seats with a 31.8 per cent vote share. Jharkhand has a total of 81 Assembly constituencies. 

Jharkhand had a total of 20,349,795 registered electors at the time of the previous general elections in 2014. 

Out of the total voters, 63.82 per cent, or 12,986,625, exercised their right to franchise across 24,751 polling stations to choose their 14 members of Parliament from among 240 candidates.

In 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party had emerged as the single largest party in Jharkhand. 

The BJP had won 12 seats, along with a vote share of 40.7 per cent. Shibu Soren’s Jharkhand Mukti Morcha had won the remaining two seats with a vote share of 9.4 per cent.

The Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) had secured 8 seats and 10.2 per cent votes, while the Indian National Congress had won 6 seats and polled 10.6 per cent votes.

The other parties and independent candidates, with a combined vote share of 26.6 per cent, won 11 seats in the state Assembly.

At present, Raghubar Das of the BJP is the chief minister of Jharkhand.

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