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Delhi polls: Congress releases 2nd list of candidates; fields Romesh Sabharwal from New Delhi against Arvind Kejriwal

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  • Jagdanand Singh is a renowned Rajput leader from central Bihar and has strong influence over upper caste voters and farmers of the region. He is still remembered for his work as water resources minister during RJD government.

    In the just-conducted assembly elections, the JMM-Congress-Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) alliance triumphed over the BJP, winning 47 seats in the 81-member House. It is the second term for Hemant Soren, who had been a deputy chief minister and chief minister between 2009 and 2013.

    The swearing-in ceremony took place at Morabadi ground in Ranchi at 2 p.m. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, former Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, were present among others on the occasion. Along with Hemant Soren, 3 other MLAs also took oath as ministers.

    Congress is yet to finalise its four ministers in the Soren cabinet, party insiders said. While senior party leaders Alamgir Alam, Rameshwar Oraon, who is also the state Congress president, and Rajendra Prasad Singh are three confirmed names, the party is yet to finalise the fourth name, party insiders said.

    A mass public contact and awareness programme would be launched in which over 30,000 neighbourhood meetings will be held across the city. The aim would also be to highlight the policies being pursued by the incumbent state government led by Arvind Kejriwal, sources said.

    After voting in five-phased Assembly polls, the people of Jharkhand will finally get to see the winner of the neck-to-neck political contest between the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM)-led alliance.

    If the Congress-JMM alliance led by Heman Soren ends up on the higher range of that prediction, it would mean they would comfortably cross the majority in the 81-seat Assembly and form the next government. The lower range for them would see a hung house, with the BJP led by chief minister Raghubar Das in with a chance of coming to power again.

    Jharkhand is the third BJP-ruled state after Haryana and Maharashtra that went to polls this year. In Jharkhand, the Bharatiya Janata Party is up against the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM)-led alliance which includes Congress and the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD).

    According to analysis of income and expenditure of national political parties for FY 2018-19 by Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), BJP declared a total income of Rs 2,410.08 cr but spent only 41.71% (Rs 1,005.33 cr) of the total income. While the Congress total income was Rs 918.03 cr of which the party spent 51.19% (Rs 469.92 cr).

    Prasad, who had founded the party in 1997, is at Ranchi serving sentences in fodder scam cases and his nomination papers were submitted at the RJD state headquarters by his sons Tejashwi Yadav and Tej Pratap Yadav.

    JMM took on every policy of the BJP government. It effectively attacked the amendments in the Chhotanagpur Tenancy Act.

    The BJP announced a massive countrywide campaign to share details of the Citizenship Amendment Act and assure people that it is not against existing citizens and to expose “lies” and “myths” being spread against it. The BJP will contact more than three crore families in the next 10 days.

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