Friday, December 04, 2009

Jharkhand Campaign for 3rd phase intensifies

Published on : Friday 04 Dec 2009 16:17 - by ANI

Ranchi, Dec 4 - ANI: In Jharkhand, the leaders of the various political parties are leaving no stones unturned in wooing the voters for the third phase of the State elections.

The polling in this phase will be held in 11 constituencies on December 8.

RJD President Lalu Prasad Yadav, BJP President Rajnath Singh, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha Chief Shibu Soren, Janata Dal United leader Nitish Kumar and Jharkhand Vikas Morcha leader Babu Lal Marandi are addressing a series of meetings throughout the state to grab the attention of the voters.

The leaders are blaming each other as the battle draws closer, garnering support for their party candidate.

Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi also arrived here today to campaign for the remaining three phases of the Jharkhand assembly polls.

Rahul Gandhi was received by Union Food Processing Industries Minister Subodh Kant Sahay, Congress in-charge of Jharkhand K Kesavrao and other senior leaders at the Birsa Munda Airport here.

Rahul is scheduled to address rallies in Bermo, Latehar, Ghaghra in Bishunpur, and Simdega. He had visited the State before the first phase of polling.

UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi is scheduled to address rallies here on December 8. According to sources, despite tight security, violence continues unabated in the state. Polls for 26 Assembly seats were held on November 25 and 14 Assembly were held on December 2.

In third phase, elections will be held for seven seats, while 14 and 15 constituencies respectively will go for election in the fourth and the fifth phases.

Counting of votes will be held on December 23.

The Election Commission has deployed Central Police Forces (CPF) and the State Armed Police (SAP) drawn from other states for the Jharkhand polls, as it is one of the States most prone to Naxal violence. - ANI

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