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Jharkhand Assembly elections: Date of notification changed to October 28 for phase 1

The counting of votes will take place on December 23 in both the states.

Updated:October 27, 2014, 11:07 AM IST
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Jharkhand Assembly elections: Date of notification changed to October 28 for phase 1
The counting of votes will take place on December 23 in both the states.

New Delhi: The notification date for phase one polls for the 81-member Jharkhand assembly has been changed to October 28 from October 29 due to Chhath puja. Jharkhand will vote in five phases between November 25 and December 20.

The first phase of voting takes place on November 25. The second phase of polling takes place on December 2, the third phase on December 9, the fourth on December 14 and the last and fifth phase on December 20.

The counting of votes will take place on December 23 in both the states.

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

In the 81-member Jharkhand 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.

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