The Assembly constituencies where polling is being held today include -- Madhupur, Deoghar, Bagodar, Jamua, Gandey, Giridih, Dumri, Bokaro, Chandankiyari, Sindri, Nirsa, Dhanbad, Jharia, Tundi and Baghmara.
Polling at 18 constituencies, barring Jamshedpur East and Jamshedpur West, will be held between 7:00 AM and 3:00. At the other two assembly seats, the voters can cast their votes till 5:00 PM.
About 13 constituencies spread over six districts - Chatra, Palamu, Gumla, Garhwa, Latehar, and Lohardagga will go to the polls in the first phase.
Amit Shah addressed a poll rally in Chatra, Jharkhand. However, the wrong and misleading reportage of his speech by certain sections of media has raised many eyebrows.
The Samajwadi Party had allied with Mayawati's Bahujan Samaj Party for the parliamentary polls and the alliance won 15 seats while SP managed to win only 5 seats. The BSP had later broken off the alliance with SP.
Even after getting the required numbers to form the government, there has been a delay in cobbling up a coalition as Shiv Sena has insisted that the two parties had a '50-50' power-sharing agreement before the elections.
BJP President Amit Shah announced the deal sharing with JJP. As per the deal, Chief Minister will be from BJP while Deputy CM will be from Chautala’s party.
Axis My India poll survey, being pitched as the most reliable and credible survey, has had its share of errors and mistakes. What it projects in exit polls is not a cardinal truth.
The polling percentage in Haryana was 50.59% in Haryana, according to Election Commission. In by-polls, 4 seats in Assam recorded 63.71%, 5 seats in Bihar of 41.82%, 6 seats in Gujarat of 40.28%.
Irani said, "Today's hero is Khanna ji. He had served in Army. He is 93 and came out to vote. It is an inspiration, request people to come out and vote, If at 93 he can vote, who is stopping you?"