Jharkhand Assembly Election 2019 Date and Time Live Updates: Assembly elections in Jharkhand will be held in 5 phases in November, December, the Election Commission of India (ECI) announced on Friday. With the announcement of poll dates, the Model Code of Conduct has come into effect in the state.
The first phase of polling is scheduled to be held on November 30. Voting in second phase will be held on December 7 for 20 constituencies. Third phase will be held on December 12, fourth phase on December 16 and fifth phase on December 20. Counting of votes will be held in December 23.
The Jharkhand Legislative Assembly has 82 seats. While 81 members are directly elected by the people of the state, one is nominated. The tenure of the current assembly expires on January 5, 2020 and the new government has to be formed before that.
In 2014, the ECI had conducted elections in five phases between November 13 and December 20. The result was announced on December 23. BJP leader Raghubar Das took as the 10th CM of Jharkhand on December 28, 2014 in 14 years of its formation. Das also is the Jharkhand’s first non-tribal Chief Minister.