Jharkhand polls in five phases between Nov 30-Dec 20; result on Dec 23: EC


Election Commission File Photo, PTI

Election Commission File Photo, PTI

The Election Commission on Friday announced five-phase assembly elections in Jharkhand between November 30 and December 20, with the counting of votes scheduled for December 23.

Making the announcement, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora said the polls will be held in the Naxalism-affected state on November 30, December 7, 12, 16 and 20.

The assembly polls to the 81-member assembly in the state were held in five phases as well in 2014.

The BJP is in power in the state and an alliance of opposition parties, mainly the Congress and the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha, is making a determined bid to oust the government headed by Chief Minister Raghubar Das.