Jharkhand Assembly polls : filing of nominations ends for 3rd phase

Ranchi: Filing of nominations for the third phase of assembly polls in Jharkhand concluded on Monday. Scrutiny of papers will take place tomorrow, while the candidates can withdraw their names by Thursday.

As many as 17 Legislative segments spread over eight districts in the state will go to polls in this phase on December 12.

Meanwhile, election campaigning has gained momentum in the state with leaders of all political parties holding rallies and public meetings in the areas where first phase of elections will be held on 30th of this month.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed two rallies -one at Daltonganj and other one at Gumla- today.

The Prime Minister claimed that the BJP led government in Jharkhand is essential to speed up developmental works in the state.

“The result of the double engine of BJP governments in Delhi and Ranchi is that today, the farmers of Jharkhand are getting double benefits. Every farmer family here gets direct help under PM-KISAN, along with additional benefits of Chief Minister Krishi Aashirwad Yojana,” the Prime Minister said.

PM  Modi also said, the BJP has provided, stable and corruption free government in the state during the last five years.

Jharkhand Mukti Morcha leader Hemant Soren, Jharkhand Vikas Morcha President Babulal Marandi and AJSU Chief Sudesh Kumar Mahto have also held  a series of rallies today.

The 81-member Jharkhand Assembly will go to polls in five phases between November 30 and December 20 . Counting of votes will be taken on December 23.

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