Bhartiya Janta Party announces first list of 52 candidates for Jharkhand elections; CM Raghubar Das to contest from Jamshedpur East constituency

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Gearing up for the upcoming state assembly polls in Jharkhand, Bharatiya Janata Party announced its first list of 52 candidates on Sunday. The state is currently under the rule of CM Raghubar Das. The state will go to polls for 81 assembly seats. Polls will be conducted in five phases.

The tenure for 81-member Jharkhand Assembly is ending on 5 January. Forthcoming elections will be the fourth Assembly polls in the state ever since the state was formed in 2000.

According to the list, Raghubar Das will fight from Jamshedpur East seat and BJP president for Jharkhand unit Laxman Giluwa will contest from Chakradharpur.

Addressing the media, BJP’s working president Jagat Prakash Nadda said, “Five years back, Jharkhand was known for corruption and instability. Today, under the leadership of Raghubar Das, Jharkhand is known for its stability and development. Corruption has been brought down and the state is moving towards development.”

List of candidates-

  1. Jamshedpur East – Raghubar Das
  2. Chakradharpur – Laxman Giluva
  3. Rajmahal – Anant Ojha
  4. Boria – Surya Hansda
  5. Littipara – Daniyal Kisku
  6. Shikaripada – Paritosh Soren
  7. Jamtara – Virendra Mandal
  8. Dumka – Dr. Lewis Marandi
  9. Jama- Suresh Moorm
  10. Maheshpur – Mistri Soren
  11. Madhupur-Raj Paliwal
  12. Nala – Satyanand Jha
  13. Jarmundi – Devendra Kunwar
  14. Barhet- Simon Malto
  15. Deoghar – Narayan Ram Das
  16. Godda – Amit Mandal
  17. Sarath – Randhir Singh
  18. Mahagama – Ashok Kumar Bhagat
  19. Koderma – Neera Yadav
  20. Barhi – Manoj Yadav
  21. Mandu- JP Patel
  22. Hazaribagh- Manish Jaiswal
  23. Simaria- Kishun Kumar Das
  24. Chatra – Janardan Paswan
  25. Bagodar – Nagendra Mahato
  26. Jamua-Kedar Hazara
  27. Giridih – Nibharya Shahabadi
  28. Bermo- Yogeshwar Mahato
  29. Sindri – Indrajit Mahato
  30. Dhanbad- Raj Sinha
  31. Jharia- Ragini Singh
  32. Baghmara – Dhulu Mahato
  33. Behragowda – Kunal Shadangi
  34. Ghatshila – Lakhan Mardi
  35. Potka-Manika Sardar
  36. Ichagarh – Sage Charan Mahato
  37. Manoharpur – Gurucharan Nayak
  38. Torpa – Koache Munda
  39. Khajri- Ramkumar Pahan
  40. Gumla – Misir Kujur
  41. Bishunpur – Ashok Oraon
  42. Garhwa – Satyendra Tiwari
  43. Simdega – Sadanand Besra
  44. Manika- Raghupal Singh
  45. Ranchi- CP Singh
  46. Hatia – Naveen Jaiswal
  47. Latehar – Prakash Ram
  48. Panki – Shasibhushan Mehta
  49. Vishrampur – Ramchandra Chandravanshi
  50. Chhatarpur – Pushpa Devi
  51. Bhawanathpur- Bhanu Pratap Shahi
  52. Daltenganj – Alok Chaurasia

Jharkhand Election Schedule-

  • Phase-1: Polls on 30 November
  • Phase 2: Polls on 7 December
  • Phase 3: Polls on 12 December
  • Phase 4: Polls on 16 December
  • Phase 5: Polls on 20 December

Counting of votes will take place on 23rd December. The Model Code of Conduct has come into the force since the moment the Election Commission has announced the dates. According to CEC Sunil Arora, a total of 2.26 crore electors exists in the state which includes 1.18 crore male and 1.08 crore female.

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