ALL JHARKHAND STUDENTS UNION
Failure to stitch alliance with AJSU costs BJP dear
During alliance talks, AJSU was initially adamant on contesting 17 seats in alliance with BJP but later it climbed down to 14. However, BJP refused to budge and decided to go it alone. If they had been in alliance, they would have easily won at least nine more seats.
Jharkhand assembly election result 2019 key highlights: BJP and Congress-JMM alliance fight it out in Jharkhand
The counting of votes for the...
Small parties fight for voice, rejig list of friends and foes
The All Jharkhand Student Union (AJSU), which won five seats in 2014 state poll...
BJP’s challenge in Ranchi is to beat anti-incumbency
BJP has been winning the Ranchi assembly seat since 1990 and the minister and current MLA CP Singh is a fourth term MLA from the seat. In the last elections, his challenger was from Jharkhand Mukti Morcha, a party with lesser presence in urban areas.
Jharkhand assembly elections: Two regional parties can play key role in govt formation
All Jharkhand Students Union (AJSU) led by former deputy Chief Minister Sudesh Mahato and the Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (JVM) led by the first state Chief Minister Babulal Marandi are back in the poll rink
64.12 per cent votes cast in first phase of polling in Jharkhand
A total of 37,83,055 electorate, including 18,01,356 women and five third-gender voters were eligible to exercise their franchise in the first phase of polling across six districts, which began at 7 am, EC officials said. Additional DGP Murari Lal Meena said Naxalites exploded a bomb near a culvert in the forests of Gumla district, but there was no casualty.
A battle of turncoats in phase I of Jharkhand assembly polls
Bhanupratap Shahi, who had won the Bhawanathpur seat as the nominee of a local political outfit in 2014, has now joined the BJP and is its nominee for the seat in this election. The BJP candidate whom Shahi had defeated five years ago, Anant Pratap Dev, is trying his luck to enter the state assembly as an independent.
Polling for first phase begins in Jharkhand
A total of 37,83,055 electorate, including 18,01,356 women and five third-gender voters are eligible to exercise their franchise in the first phase across six districts.
Exit of 4 state chiefs unsettles Congress in Jharkhand
Before Ahmad, in September Ajoy Kumar left the Congress to join the Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi. Kumar had blamed the central as well as state leaders for encouraging rivalry among the state leaders. After Kumar, the party made Rameshwar Oraon the next PCC president.
BJP allies deserting the 'sinking ship' in Jharkhand: Hemant Soren
Soren is leading the opposition alliance comprising the JMM, the Congress and the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD). According to the alliance's seat-sharing arrangement, the JMM will contest 43 seats, Congress 31 and RJD in seven constituencies.
Jharkhand polls: Ex-babus in fray, BJP releases fourth list
The BJP has so far announced its candidates for a total of 71 seats. The party has not yet announced candidates for 10 seats due to the ongoing talks with the All Jharkhand Students Union (AJSU). At least six former bureaucrats have got tickets from different political parties.
Now, alliance hiccups for BJP in Jharkhand
The AJSU has announced candidates for three seats — Chakradharpur, Sindri and Simaria –– where the BJP has also fielded its own candidates. The AJSU, which was earlier demanding 19 of the 81 seats in the alliance, agreed to limit it to 12 after AJSU president Sudesh Mahto met BJP president Amit Shah over seat-sharing in New Delhi on Monday.
Maharashtra impact: BJP’s allies seek better coordination
SAD leader and Rajya Sabha MP Naresh Gujral said: “There was a time when no one was in alliance with BJP and at that time too Sena and SAD stood with them. It doesn’t mean that when you get absolute majority you start treating your allies as lesser partners. Everyone has self-respect, and they are leaders in their own right.
After Maharashtra disappointment, BJP faces ally problem in Jharkhand
Post the alliance trouble in Maharashtra, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is facing new challenges from its alliance partner in Jharkhand w...
Jharkhand poses challenge to both BJP & opposition
While opposition sees it as an opportunity to make its presence felt in the state, there are still uncertainties over the possible formation of a grand alliance.
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