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Jharkhand Assembly elections: Voting in 5 phases from November 25, counting on December 23

The voting will begin on November 25. The second phase will be held on December 2, the third on December 9, the fourth on December 14 and the fifth phase on December 20.

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Updated:October 25, 2014, 6:06 PM IST
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Jharkhand Assembly elections: Voting in 5 phases from November 25, counting on December 23
The voting will begin on November 25. The second phase will be held on December 2, the third on December 9, the fourth on December 14 and the fifth phase on December 20.

New Delhi: The Election Commission on Saturday announced the dates for Assembly polls in Jharkhand. The poll panel has announced a five-phase elections in the state.

The voting will begin on November 25. The second phase will be held on December 2, the third on December 9, the fourth on December 14 and the fifth phase on December 20.

The counting of votes will be held on December 23.

With the announcement of the dates, the model code of conduct has immediately come into force in the state, the EC said.

Jharkhand is considered very sensitive when it comes to law and order. It is a Naxal-affected state and to ensure a free and fair voting, the Election Commission has come out with a month-long five-phase polling.

In its 81-member Assembly, JMM and Congress are running a coalition government for the past two years.

Before that, the BJP and the JMM ran a coalition government. The BJP swept the polls in the recent Lok Sabha elections and is expected to repeat the same performance in the assembly elections too.

The ruling coalition is facing a huge anti-incumbency.

The Jharkhand Assembly's term ends on January 3.

Key players in the fray

Jharkhand Mukti Morcha
Jharkhand Vikas Morcha
Congress
Bharatiya Janata Party
Rashtriya Janata Dal
Janata Dal (United)
Lok Janshakti Party

Assembly seats: 81

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